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.

Growing Cilantro - Sunset

A Better Way to Grow Cilantro

A better way to grow Cilantro. Try this method for a fast, continuous crop. Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door?

2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt....will kill anything! (for all those weeds growing in the cracks of the driveway!)

recipe for weed killer : 2 C vinegar + 1 T liquid soap + 1 T salt Dog cone Mix first three ingredients in spray bottle. Will kill anything it touches. Place doggie cone over weeds. Spray, don’t pour, or nothing will grow there for a while.

I so need to try this.  When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one.  Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers.  I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

"When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. The trick to amazing potted plants - DIAPERS.

Irish Spring and a cheese grater.  Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden.  as well as deer and mice.

Irish Spring and a cheese grater. Apparently squirrels hate the smell of the soap, so they'll stay out of your garden. as well as deer and mice. Rather than grate it, I cut chunks of Irish Spring soap.

Companion Planting | What NOT To Plant Together - Moms Need To Know ™

Companion Planting

Often times when we talk about Companion Planting we discuss the plants that should always be planted side-by-side in our gardens. I’m here to give you the dish on what plants to NOT plant together when you are companion planting! - Gardening And Patio

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slowrelease nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs dont like them either!

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either! I put coffee grounds and egg shells in my garden all the time.

Tea Talk Magazine : When Should I Plant

When to plant what. just in case I ever feel like gardening. you never know!Just in case I ever get the motivation to grow my own cute little garden when I'm older. The food would taste so good and be GMO and pesticide free.

Who Knew? : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting | greengardenblog.comgreengardenblog.com

WHO KNEW? 5 pound bags of Baking soda. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting"


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1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.

As we near spring, here's a chart to help you with your vegetable seedling planting timeline.

The Tasty Pinterest Roundup: Get Your Garden On

Growing plants and food can be so overwhelming, use this simple chart. Growing Vegetables Chart with info about watering, fertilizing, growing seeds.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 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. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

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.

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DIY Project - Plant a compact vegetable garden #diy #squarefootgarden #dan330 http://livedan330.com/2015/01/18/diy-compact-vegetable-garden/

DIY Compact Vegetable Garden

DIY Compact Vegetable Garden Are you a little tight for space? Have you considered square foot gardening? With this project you can address both of these issues. For the original post and direction… - Vegetable Gardening

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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

Benefits of epsom salt for organic gardening

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20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas - For potted plants, mix a couple of tablespoons of the salt into your watering can once or twice a month.

Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets  Weed Killer,: http://amzn.to/1m5BiLp

Going to try this- Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar c table salt tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes gallon and worked better than Round Up

Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. by christie

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!

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