Dream State: Grow Your Own Ginger At Home - start it indoors early in the season, as a houseplant. Then move outdoors into your garden in the spring. Every "finger" of the old root will produce a new ginger root.
The Skinny Gourmet: Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!) "Because herbs are kind of like college boys: if you give them half a chance, they will focus all their energy on procreation and neglect growth.
Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.
In addition to recycling plastic bottles and jugs for watering slowly, try to recycle your waste water for the garden. Water collected in rain barrels, or water from the bath or laundry can be used in the garden. I'd probably use glass bottles.
"Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants. Can also use hard boiled egg water.
Make your own dormant oil spray for pennies!--Here’s the easy recipe for Organic Dormant Oil Spray : (Mix 2 Tbs ultrafine canola oil with 1 Tbs baking soda and a gallon of water in a container and shake well, then pour into a spray bottle to apply).
Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Kids in Growing Plants
grow carrot tops Place this carrot top in a saucer full of water and keep topped up. Over the next few weeks the carrot will sprout new foliage and continue to thrive unless you allow the water to dry up.