Tic-tac Containers become .... seed containers. Clever ! Your mother would have been an excellent source for these useful things.
Swarms of Mosquitoes on my patio led me to an old home remedy - Did you know that chopped up garlic makes mosquitoes disappear? I buy minced, dried garlic at local Fiesta grocery stores and sprinkle it around on my patio. @Shannon Bellanca Bellanca Kelley
Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases. I have not tried this, but I will.
Perfect for after Halloween. Brownie SURPRISE! Make 2 boxes of brownies as directed. Spread half into a 9x13 pan. Layer with mini chocolate bars. Spread the rest of the mix over the candy bars and bake for about 45 minutes on 350'. Cut into small pieces as they are rich and each piece will taste different.
Regrow roses!!! "My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works." (quote from link)
Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!
For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks