Coffee filters in flower pots to stop the dirt from falling through the drainage hole.

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

35 Pest, Disease and Weed Remedies--green and safe

Aspirin is a remedy for fungal plant problems (black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi). Dissolve two uncoated aspirin tablets milligrams each) in 1 quart of water and use as a foliar spray to thwart these diseases.

If you are planting seeds for the first time, here is a great guide to what to sow when.

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time

This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoor. Five things you will need if youre planting seeds for the first time -- GazetteXtra

this is so awesome especially since i love birds

This is cool if they actually nest in there! Window Nest Box- Backless bird house with suction cups for the window- you get to watch the birds and hopefully even see baby birds hatch!

Natural Tick deterrent for human use: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray it on - particularly shoes, socks, or cuffs of pants.  Definitely need to do this for Asher who seems to be a tick magnet.

Homemade Tick Repellent

I like this natural repellent. Yuck, I hate ticks! Need this to prevent another tick bite! Natural tick deterrent for human usage - 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray it on shoes, socks or pant cuffs.

Vinegar to kill weeds? I will have to try this.  uch safer when the kids are around too!

Vinegar Kills Weeds -I have seen this all over and wondered if it worked. This gardening site has testimonials of plain white vinegar as a weed killer. Make sure to clean your sprayer after using as vinegar is corrosive and will rust any metal parts.

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