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Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Forcing bulbs in mason jars - this year's hostess gift for Christmas?

homemade fertilizer for plants: Dissolve 1 Tbsp Epson salt in 1 gallon of water, water plants with this solution once per month. Great for houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes.

When my sister was married, I took the half-dead roses from her bouquet. At home, I rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. I kept these moist until rooted and then planted them in a shaded location in my garden. This year, on her first anniversary, my sister received a gift that can never be replaced: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet.

DIY: How to propagate succulents.

How to propagate rosemary and lavender; also works for basil

How to grow your own avocados- Indoors and Out!

Forcing bulbs in water and rocks

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! Heck yeah.

How to grow Onions from discarded Onion Bottoms

Square foot gardening plant layout

Continuous cilantro growing method.

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit. I love this!

As you plant, put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole. Plants will grow larger, leafier and greener. 4(epsom salts) to 1(sugar) ratio.

How to fold newspaper into biodegradable planters.

Vertical growing allows almost any gardener to find a space for melons. There are many advantages of going vertical with your melon vines. Space is the most obvious. What may have engulfed a 10 to 20 foot wide swath through the garden can be trellised to take up no more than a 3 foot wide "footprint" of garden space.

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow in...

Mini Recycled Greenhouse - produce container and toilet paper tubes

a pretty way to force bulbs and support the stems from A Cottage In The Woods

How to root a Sweet Potato

how to plant and grow garlic. - I did this with a .49 garlic from the gocery and had so much garlic, plus while it's growing it's pretty... Oh we use this so much I should seriously grow it!!!

VEGETABLES THAT DON'T LIKE TO BE NEIGHBOURS: PEAS: garlic, onion, parsley. POTATOES: zucchini, cucumber, onion, corn. BEETS: asparagus, tomatoes. ZUCCHINI: green beans, potatoes, corn. FENNEL: cabbage, green beans, tomatoes. LETTUCE: parsley. CABBAGE: onion, radish. CORN: tomatoes. TOMATOES: beets, cucumber, fennel. PARSLEY: celery, lettuce, peas. LEEKS: beets, cabbage. RADISH: cabbage. ASPARAGUS: beets. PUMPKIN: cabbage, fennel. CUCUMBER: potatoes, tomatoes.

How to Plant a Meyer Lemon Tree Container

PVC Pipes perfect for growing strawberries -- Keep the berries off the ground.