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Frog Painted Rock Critter by aeirvine on Etsy

Chemical Free Garden Solution Simple Pesticide: ■1 minced garlic clove. ■1 cup warm water. ■3-4 drops of dish soap. Mix the three ingredients together and pour into a labeled spray bottle. Spray generously on plants, both edible and non edible. Bugs will leave your plants alone.

DIY Garden Stepping Stone Ideas & Tutorials! - Glow in the dark stepping stones!

DIY Garden Stepping Stones | The Garden Glove

It’s planting season...learn how to clean and take care of your garden pots.

How to Care for and Clean Your Flower Pots

Tip for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering

101 Gardening: Tips for growing squash

Plant a Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET

"Did you know..... Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your berries because the birds will think the ripened berries are stones. Plus..these are super cute. works for tomatoes too.

Dandelion on fire. Bucket list for this summer... light a dandelion on fire

DIY birdbath...oh our little birdies are going to be soooooo happy this summer!

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar: Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Store onion in pantyhose to keep them fresh for up to 6 months. Genius!

Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed from germinating, so don’t try this on your vegetable garden until your plants are established and you’ve finished planting seeds.

Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. Neat idea. The photo says it all.

DIY DOG Doo Compost Bin - we won't ever have a dog but I really want a compost bin when we have a house

a pinner said..."Potted meyer lemon trees are easy to grow and produce luscious fruit. I get over 100 lemons off of my potted tree every year."

Heavy duty potato cages made with concrete mesh and landscape fabric. Super easy and cheap.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Before gardening/yard work, drag your nails across a bar of soap. The soapy buildup will protect the area under the nail bed. Once you are done mucking about in the dirt you’ll find that washing up is a breeze!

Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

Plants help other plants grow | Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles. oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. basil makes tomatoes even tastier.