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6 tips to chemical free weed control from Grit magazine

"Grow your own green onions...much faster than celery. Next time you buy green onions, save the bulb and toss it in a jar of water...you'll have a whole new bunch in 12 days!"

all types of potted plants- they tell you what's in each pot, you can do it yourself--this is awesome!

Container planting

Such a flippin dandy idea for an easy, flexible & simple green house

Fire glass produces more heat than real wood, and is also environmentally friendly. There is no smoke, it’s odorless and doesn’t produce ash. You are able to stay toasty warm without cutting down trees and the specially formulated glass crystals give off no toxic deposit.

How clever is this? Drill a few holes through a yard stick, and start planting!

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes! Photo: Ian Spanier

Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms.

  • Ashten Swartz

    we did this when we added two new garden boxes last summer...works great!

On a large property near San Francisco, Roderick Wyllie and James Lord of Surface Design constructed a walkway using staggered stone strips interspersed with low groundcovers and stones. It can handle large volumes of rain without sending the runoff into the nearby storm drain.

Shredded paper, water, blender and a muffin tin. Seed starters dry & ready for some soil!

Grow 100 lbs of potatoes in small box