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Be Bee Friendly...suggestions for a pollinator friendly garden at www.NourishandNes...

Nourish and Nestle • Celebrating the simple, nourishing and beautiful.

toad abode - you can make your own w/a broken pot, and they WORK... mine always have toads in them!... must try this!

Cover for amphibians | Our Habitat Garden

Christmas Cactus Pruning – How To Trim A Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus Pruning - How To Trim A Christmas Cactus

1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and bell pepper plants

Plantable seedling pots made from newspaper

Hands Are Full, Heart Is Full. : Great Fun For Kids

Tips for growing squash

101 Gardening: Tips for growing squash

Restoring Damaged Soil

Restoring Damaged Soil | DoItYourSelf

How to Build a Rain Barrel

How to Build a Rain Barrel

I was at my local farm and garden store yesterday and spotted RHUBARB CROWNS!! You know what this means right? It's almost time to get busy gardening people! Wahooooo. If you have never grown rhubarb before, it's super easy. In fact it's so easy it's one...

How to Grow Rhubarb {Start to Finish}

Attach short pieces of hose or plastic tubing to the metal rake, counting the tines so that the hoses are spaced equally. As you drag the rake across the prepared soil, you have an instant planting grid and row markers.

How to Lay Out a Planting Bed

Baking Soda Spray for Tomatoes. AND Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavour potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Baking Soda Spray for Tomatoes | eHow

It allows the lawn mower to cut right up to the edge! @ its-a-green-life

Plant 8 cucumber seeds at the base of a 4-6 foot tomato cage and "help" it climb up the cage. It takes less garden space and makes harvesting easier.

Creative re-use idea- Bottle Irrigation Tomato Plant. Share, if you like this idea! Around The World

Compost tea - the secret ingredient for naturally boosting your plants' growth!

EASY way to grow potatoes with just newspaper and straw! Gardening, "recycling" and composting in one!

Know your soil - do a Mason Jar Soil Test. I did this years ago when I first started gardening. I ended up adding sand to my garden spot. I have had poor soil conditions for the last 10 years or so and have added organic material and composted material to improve my soil condition. The mason jar test is a great place to start.

DIY--A compost bin is a necessary companion to My new garden. This one is less eye-pleasing, but doubles the composting with a stacking system. The darker the barrels, the warmer they get, which is what you want with composting.

Self watering thermal insulated greenhouse for seedlings/cuttings from water bottle.

Companion Planting Chart, Map and Guide | Companion Gardening Map & Chart

Redwood Cylindrical Composter #williamssonoma

Worm Composter #williamssonoma

Recycling rope lights turn out to be a great way to make bottom heat for seed starting under lights.

Keeping squash from getting out of control by using an upside down tomato cage

For the yard froggy out of rocks paint and glue....