Need to remember this for the summer: Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.
Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.
Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.
I mix a good squeeze of Dawn concentrated dish soap and 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon of salt in a spary bottle and then fill it to the top with vinegar. Works great on vines and weeds. Some may need a second application. Don't get it on other plants! Don't use salt where you want to plant again soon. You can try omitting the salt.
Natural weed killer. 1 gallon vinegar to 1oz soap.
Whaaaa??? The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.
Top 7 Vegetables to Grow for Fall---As the weather begins to cool and the leaves start to change, many homeowners put away their gardening tools and resign themselves to buying produce from the grocery store. However, due to cooler temperatures, increased precipitation, and fewer insects, autumn is actually a great time for gardening.
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Never Pay For Onions Again: Grow Them Indoors! This page has all sorts of interesting ideas for growing plants indoors.
Something to remember... "When my sister was married last year, I took the roses from her bouquet and rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. This year, on her first anniversary, my sister received a gift that could never be replace: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet."
Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in...
15 FOODS YOU CAN REGROW FROM SCRAPS! «logans, mangos, dragon fruit, avocado, citrus fruit, ginger, pineapple, sweet potato, snakefruit, dates, pomegrantate and tamarind. So far pretty much everything I've tried from the grocery store has worked. The trick with most seeds is to wrap them in moist paper towel and put in zip lock bag till they sprout.
15 foods you can regrow