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Gardening Tip    -  Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant; It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.

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Gardening Tip - Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant; It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.

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.

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.

To keep mosquitoes from ruining a picnic or camping trip, it is nice to have an enticing trap to lure them away from you. This guide is about making a mosquito trap.

Making a Mosquito Trap

To keep mosquitoes from ruining a picnic or camping trip, it is nice to have an enticing trap to lure them away from you. This guide is about making a mosquito trap.

Pinner says: Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray.  I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin.  Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application.  One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn.  Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

Pinner says: Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

Pinner says: Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray.  I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin.  Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application.  One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn.  Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

Pinner says: Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle.

How to Make A Terra Cotta Pot Flower Tower with Annuals

How to Make a Terracotta Pot Flower Tower with Annuals

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier  links to great gardening with kids ideas

Kids' Gardening

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier links to great gardening with kids ideas

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.  // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers. // Great Gardens & Ideas //

How to Prune a Tomato    Here are six good reasons to prune tomatoes:        To grow more flavorful tomatoes.      To grow larger tomatoes.      To grow more tomatoes over the length of a season.      To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease.      To keep plants smaller and more compact.      To allow tomatoes on the plant at the end of the seas

How to Prune a Tomato Here are six good reasons to prune tomatoes: To grow more flavorful tomatoes. To grow larger tomatoes. To grow more tomatoes over the length of a season. To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease. To keep plants smaller and more compact. To allow tomatoes on the plant at the end of the seas

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated | Wise Bread

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated | Wise Bread

It is getting cooler now! Learn how to Extend Your Gardening Season by Up To 4 Months For Under 10 dollars! http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/top-posts/2012/fan-favorites-extend-your-gardening-season-by-up-to-4-months-for-under-10/

Extend Your Gardening Season Up To 4 Months Longer For Less Than $10

It is getting cooler now! Learn how to Extend Your Gardening Season by Up To 4 Months For Under 10 dollars! http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/top-posts/2012/fan-favorites-extend-your-gardening-season-by-up-to-4-months-for-under-10/


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Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets  Weed Killer,: http://amzn.to/1m5BiLp

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets Weed Killer,: http://amzn.to/1m5BiLp

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.

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.

Natural Weed Killer - Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!)

Natural Weed Killer - Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!)

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.

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.

Worlds most perfect fertilizer   pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.

Worlds most perfect fertilizer pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.

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My Lois Hole book tells me that Hosta are very hard to kill.  I've proved her wrong before, but maybe container gardening will be my thing.  ;-)

My Lois Hole book tells me that Hosta are very hard to kill. I've proved her wrong before, but maybe container gardening will be my thing. ;-)

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. by christie

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. by christie

Can't stand mosquitoes? Lemongrass around the perimeter of your outside space will deter the pests.

Can't stand mosquitoes? Lemongrass around the perimeter of your outside space will deter the pests.

2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt….will kill anything! DO NOT USE ROUNDUP.

2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt….will kill anything! DO NOT USE ROUNDUP.

Cucumbers like it hot. Lettuce likes it cool and shady. But with this trellis, they’re perfect companions! Use this slanted trellis to grow your cucumbers and you’ll enjoy loads of straight, unblemished fruit. Plant lettuce, mesclun or spinach in the shady area beneath to protect it from wilting or bolting. Western red cedar frame and sturdy plastic mesh. 48" square.

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Cucumbers like it hot. Lettuce likes it cool and shady. But with this trellis, they’re perfect companions! Use this slanted trellis to grow your cucumbers and you’ll enjoy loads of straight, unblemished fruit. Plant lettuce, mesclun or spinach in the shady area beneath to protect it from wilting or bolting. Western red cedar frame and sturdy plastic mesh. 48" square.

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn.  Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!