Gardening makes me :)
Vertical veg garden seen at Malvern Show. Such a clever idea!
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.
I did not know this! Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away! (have to try this and see if it works!) (check into natural pine oil) AND ... original link was spam, so this goes nowhere now - I removed it.
Outdoor use. flies HATE pine-sol. Mix it with water, about 50/50 and put it in a spray bottle. Use to wipe counters or spray on the porch and patio table and furniture Drive them away!
Clean Coop Tips. Love the raised water and feed to keep them clean.
6 homemade plant fertilizer "recipes"--very, very simple
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don’t plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog.
I also want a duck pond. Comments show people are cleaning them out daily or every other day. A guy in Maui said have 2 ponds, they'll poop in one and swim in the other. He had a whole system of ponds, one even for a tiny water plant that filtered the water which was recirculated to the other ponds. Cool!
Please, do not put honey, Jell-O, brown sugar, fruit, or red food coloring in your feeder! Honey ferments rapidly when diluted with water and can cause mouth sores and even kill hummingbirds. The red dye has NO beneficial ingredients, and it is not necessary to color the water to attract birds to your feeder. Further, there are unverified reports that red dye can cause tumors in hummers.
pallet cordwood rack
Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. So colorful!
Vertical gardening--so kind to one's back.
Tea kettle fountain. I made one out of an old watering can and wash tub.