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.
Painted Rock Tic-Tac-Toe makes a fun game for your garden
Guide to Growing Lettuces - There are two main types of lettuce, the cabbage and the cos, and a great many varieties of each differing in colour, crispness, size and season. Lettuces like a well-dug, rather rich, well-manured soil. They are frequently treated purely as a catch-crop, and good yields can be obtained from sowings made on the ridges of celery trenches or between rows of peas.
Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).
expert advice on winter cleanup, spring pruning, sowing seeds, planting late-season bulbs, creating containers, dividing perennials, planting trees, and planning a vegetable garden.
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(Gross) - Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick:
Purslane Type: Broadleaf annual Size: To 6 inches tall and 2 feet wide Where it grows: Dry, sunny landscape and garden areas Appearance: Groundcover with fleshy, dark green leaves and small yellow flowers at the ends of the stems. Control: Mulch to prevent it or use a pre-emergence herbicide in the spring; pull plants by hand or spot-treat with a nonselective post-emergence herbicide.
1 hula hoop (spray painted) + 2 strings of icicle lights and duct tape = outdoor dining area chandelier.