Gardening Tip    -  Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant.  It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.

As you plant, sprinkle Epsom salts and sugar into each hole, plants will grow larger, leafier, and greener: 4 epsom salts to 1 sugar ratio.

Inexpensive, non-toxic homemade weed killer:       1 gallon of white vinegar      1/2 cup salt      Squirt of liquid dish soap (any brand)

Homemade Weed Killer

I tried this last year: it works! How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden: 1 gallon of white vinegar cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle

You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. This is very cool!

Enter your zip code & it gives you a week by week calendar when to start seeds for your area. No Canada, I Use Sweet Grass Planting Calendar Zip code: 59484

How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature  Construct a simple (in one-weekend!) stone & gravel fountain that needs almost no maintenance: shown is the last step - decorate the fountain

How to Build a Low-Maintenance Water Feature

How To Build a Low Maintenance Water Feature - Construct a Simple (one weekend) Stone & Gravel Fountain that Needs Almost No Maintenance.

Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry... ferns will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.

keep the fern in the same pot it coms in, every other day submerge in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 12 cups epsom salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry. fern will be dark green, glossy, and

Raised Beds done well... easy to drape before frost!

Raised bed garden with PVC pipe for greenhouse setup. Clever suggestion in the comments on how to make the greenhouse removable.

Natural Weed Killer       1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds).   Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, ½ cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar.

great garden ideas

Great idea to keep your garden safe from animals! 10 reasons to plant a garden -Ooooby Pin is for the greenhouse tops on the raised beds, no tutorial though!

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.(no aspirin for me)

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. When planting tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Sun Sedum

garden head with hen and chicks 35 Indoor And Outdoor Succulent Garden Ideas - plants that might have a chance on my patio outdoor

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. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.

Flower Bed by Shutterfool, via Flickr

Flower Bed Ideas for the fence line--love the round rocks. Need some shade for all these hostas, but pretty idea.

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