So cool! Curly succulent, Moraea Tortilis (spiral grass)
outdoor steps...lead up to entry step.
DIY FLOWER POTS :: Chalkboard Collage Pots Tutorial :: Basicially just paint the rim of terra cotta pots w/ chalkboard paint. After it dries, label the pots w/ the name of each plant (try a grease pencil instead of chalk) or even make a note of the fertilizing/watering needs. One reader said to coat the inside of the pot w/ terra cotta sealer or the moisture from the dirt inside "pushes" the paint right off. | #chalkboardpaint #flowerpots #marthastewart
Chalkboard Pots Organize plants and seedlings, and identify homegrown kitchen herbs, by painting the collars of clay pots with stripes of chalkboard paint (available at crafts stores). After the paint dries, write the name of each plant using chalk. You can make note of feeding and watering needs, too. The chalkboard stripe will wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Seedling cups out of recycled paper
Build a simple box out of some 2x4s, stack a hundred or two black-painted soda cans inside with some adhesive, and stick a vacuum hose on the end to direct heat into your house. Drill a hole in the bottom of each can to direct the heat through the box, so a drill press or something similar would come in handy (since you will have to do it 180 times). Other than that, you shouldn't need any other fancy tools. It won't heat your whole ...
Build Your Own Soda Can Solar Heater (enough to heat a greenhouse!)
Light Up With White - Plant a bed of flowers in pale shades, especially white, to make the most of the moonlight. The bright colors of most flowers disappear once the sun has set. Plants with white flowers or white in the leaves will be illuminated in a dark backyard.
Cucumbers love hot, lettuce loves cool, everybody is happy.
How to Store Veggies
When to plant different vegetable varieties
Another greenhouse out of recycled windows.
Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! You can also place your pallet on the ground in a rocky location rather than a grassy area, this way you will not need the garden cloth to stop the weeds and grass coming through.
Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Don't feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! Courtesy of: Backyard Diva