I made a hypertufa pot in a wicker basket - it turned out really, really nice and looks great on the patio. Fun making it too - like grown up mud pies! I want to try the ones made in square milk cartons next. From Martha Stewart.
A Simple Do It Yourself Soil Test Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced.
The Complete Guide to Hydrangeas
DIY FLOWER POTS :: Chalkboard Collage Pots Tutorial :: Basicially just paint the rim of terra cotta pots w/ chalkboard paint. After it dries, label the pots w/ the name of each plant (try a grease pencil instead of chalk) or even make a note of the fertilizing/watering needs. One reader said to coat the inside of the pot w/ terra cotta sealer or the moisture from the dirt inside "pushes" the paint right off. | #chalkboardpaint #flowerpots #marthastewart
Lettuce shade + cucumber frame from Florida Gardening Made Simple.
milk carton watering can
A website that plans your garden FOR YOU! You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do. I planned my whole garden with it and love this software!
MAYBE THIS WILL HELP ME GROW BIGGER PEPPERS THIS SUMMER! 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.