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DIY Weed Killer! Got weeds in your flower beds?

MOSQUITO REPELLING PLANTS Citronella, Lemon Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Castor, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Cedar, Peppermint, Clove, Geranium, Verbena, Pennyroyal, Lavender, Basil, Thyme, and Garlic Front porch and backyard :)

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.

Concrete stepping stones that look like vintage pillows. Fun!

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and A LOT of other information about caring for tomato plants ****

Wish I knew this sooner...... The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. - sublime-decor

DIY - Bird Feed Recipe (no baking required) + Step-by-Step Tutorial. Easy DIY and so sweet to watch your feathered friends enjoy.

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.

Make your own safe wasp trap without attracting and killing bees. first Cut the top off a plastic bottle to make a funnel. Then turn the funnel up-side-down so it fits inside the container. this will make it a easy to enter but not to leave. Then add a blend of vinegar, sugar and salt. Keep the trap out of the rain or it will quickly fill with rain water.

Isopropyl Alcohol = bug spray. In fact, it's the only thing we've found that kills stink bugs without them spraying. We've also sprayed wasps in the air and they were dead when they hit the ground.

Another great idea to start seeds! Make a greenhouse out of a plastic container like this spinach container. Cut toilet paper rolls and plant the seeds in them. Once the seeds grow into plants, you can just put the roll into the ground! Love this!

In a bucket or pail, mix two cups of cement with 1 cup of water to create a thick paste. spread the cement mixture onto each leaf. Allow the cement to dry then Flip the mold over, and remove each leaf.

Planting a celery bottom will produce a new stock of celery... Amazing!!! guh I NEED to make a Gardening board!

Killing Aphids with Soap. HOMEMADE INSECTICIDAL SOAP CONCENTRATE 1/4 cup grated soap (I use Fels-Naptha, but Ivory or other real soap - see above - will work) 4 cups hot water Stir soap into water until dissolved. Store in a jar until ready to use. To dilute for plant use: Add 1 tsp. concentrate per 4 cups (32 oz.) of water. Pour solution into a spray bottle. This soap is a contact poison - spray directly onto the aphids. It will not harm your plants.

First, Firmly twist the crown off. It will come off fairly easily. Then take the crown and pull off the lower leaves until you have about an inch or more of the core. You don't need them and they will get in the way of rooting the pineapple. Fill a jar with water and plop your crown into the jar. Place your pineapple jar in an area that gets decent light. then Within two weeks, some nice roots should develop. Then you can plant the pineapple whenever you're ready.

My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works.

BIOLOGY - PLANTS BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I start my summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called “Winter-Sowing.” Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies. Here’s how:

All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic.

Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.

Thanks to these ultraeasy, no-fuss plans, you can have a gorgeous garden with less work!