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Gardening

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Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look.

How to use milk jugs as mini hothouses in the garden

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

Bottle Drip Irrigation |

Make Seed Tapes: A Better Way to Sow Seeds

Galvanized garden

another pinner says: baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor 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. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. The whole colony will be dead within about two days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of club soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds.../ # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Reuse of two bike tire rims for a bean trellis

How To | Grow hundreds of potatoes in a barrel.

Grow your own sweet potatoes - do it! :)

Mosquito trap - No more mosquitos!! Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there. FLIES LOVE THIS!!! Have caught 1000's of flies!!

Start your Summer Garden in January: Winter-Sowing 101

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    Love this idea! Makes me optimistic for spring.

DIY Drip Irrigation System, Made from Plastic Bottles- The 'system' is super simple. All we have to do is grab some 2-liter plastic bottles, punch 2 holes into the sides and 2 into the bottom, and plant said bottles next to our plants. Fill them with water and our plants will get that slow watering they prefer. For more information about the project, visit Fine Craft Guild.

No funds for a raised garden bed = this plan!

jar comb honey- Ingenious! let the bees put the honey in the jar! Repinner comment: Cool!! Wish I could get motivated to make something like this. So far I'll stick to gardening:) this may come some day down the road.

A bucket spilling with flowers....

I want to do this!

Salt Scrub Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Water resevoir for potted plants.

A step-by-step for dividing Hostas. Note to self: do this in August!

Lily of the Valley .. in a POT!

Bamboo Ladybug Feeder. Just hang this natural bamboo feeder, bait it by adding a few raisins and they will come. It provides them a structural habitat to live on and the raisins provide food after they've cleared the garden of nasty pests. Much better and simpler solution than spraying toxic chemicals all around your home and garden.

start your seeds in toilet paper rolls... when ready plant in ground roll and all, roll will decompose