Gotta try this! When a cucumber is taken from the vine, cut it with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each half of the stem. On each separate slip there will grow a new cucumber as large as the first.
When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.
GENIUS! Rinse vegetables right in the garden.
Lovely Shade Garden - ferns, tiarella, heuchera, hostas, japanese maple...
Alternative Gardening- simple square foot gardening; neat blog
This is the best set up for starting seeds i've ever seen. Using a plastic bin, outdoor Christmas lights and sand it keeps the seeds warm and your surface protected from water. Set it up by a window, add a light if you must and watch your seedlings grow!
Shredded paper, water, blender and a muffin tin. Seed starters dry & ready for some soil!
How to propagate rosemary- works for lavender too.
helpful in choosing plants for landscaping
1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses
Enter your zip code and this calendar will tell you what to plant and when to plant it, week-by-week.
The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour it on your garden and plants. The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked. Plus, why pour water down the sink when you can reuse it for something, right?
Spray paint stepping stones
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!