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Got a bouquet of roses you really loved? You can keep on enjoying them, by cutting the stem, inserting them in a potato and planting them!

Kill weeds kindly Be gentler to the environment—not so much to weeds—by using a natural plant killer rather than harmful herbicides. Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of salt and 1 gallon of white vinegar. Pour the solution on weeds sprouting in the cracks and crevices of sidewalks, front walks, and patio pavers.

6 Extraordinary Uses for Dishwashing Soap | Reader's Digest

Fighting tomato blight with pennies? Pennies have so many uses in the garden

Enter your zip code and this calendar will tell you what to plant and when to plant it, week-by-week. Fantastic!

How to store stuff from your garden all winter long. Properly.

How to preserve wood slices for your garden path.

Making Willow Water / Salicylic Acid and SAR | Growing a Willow Tree from just a twig: The hormones in willows cause rapid rooting, and they discovered these same hormones could induce rooting in other plants, too.

Learn how to graft fruit trees so that you can have multiple varieties on the same tree! Or turn that old crabapple tree into a productive Macintosh tree! I remember, as a kid, there was an tree in our yard that would bear four different varieties of apples--I never understood how that was possible, now I do. I must do with Pops pear trees!

Pawpaw - Zone 4-9 (but for zone 4 you must find the most hardy one that states zone 4) The fruit are nutritious and resemble the banana (often referred to as yellow banana). Fruits are high in potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, plus other minerals.

Asparagus is one of the tastiest, easiest vegetables you can g row. A little work up front pays off with years of good eating. Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

When to sow...good to know!

  • Tonia Dousay

    These dates are good for Minnesota; they won't align well for Virginia

upside down... ♥