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Clever Ways to Reuse Your Kitchen Trash

Put materials from around the kitchen to work instead of throwing them away with these brilliant ideas
This Old House
This Old House • 20 weeks ago

Create markers by stapling a plant's seed packet to a chopstick and placing it inside the pot or bed. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber | thisoldhouse.com

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Never mind the excuses. Just thank your lucky stars tardy gardening is a project where procrastination pays off in nice late bloomers. Dahlia (Dahlia cultivars)- You didn't plant the spring tubers, so buy them potted and already in flower. Save tall varieties (3 inches or more) for beds. See more plants that are perfect if you're Planting Late at thisoldhouse.com

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Persian Shield. Easily multiplied by simply breaking off and sticking in potting soil. You can have all you want and save money too