The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.  It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.

glow stones--you can put them in your yard, along your driveway, wherever, and they glow at night after soaking sun all day.  so cool looking!  This sounds AWESOME!

Blue Glow Garden Stones

Blue Glow Stones: Add a little nighttime magic to your yard. They soak up the sun and at twilight, release it to create a stunning lighting effect along a walk, around a tree, or to highlight other landscape features

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle.

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle. Great idea for kids. They could watch the roots & tops grow at the same time. Need to do this with Gracie

Cut off bottom of celery, replant, and watch it grow. So trying this.

Did you know that you can grow another complete celery stalk from the bottom piece that you cut off and throw away? This is new to me, but I use a lot of celery when cooking and I hope it works!

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows  tall & thick providing a lot of privacy.

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio… it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall thick providing a lot of privacy. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the…

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!

(herb garden idea) Got Pallets? 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

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. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. 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.

garden spheres

Can you believe these are bowling balls? - what a GREAT idea for the garden Can you believe these are bowling balls? - what a GREAT idea for the garden Can you believe these are bowling balls? - what a GREAT idea for the garden

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