Gardening Tip    -  Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. {Wow, neat tip!}

Quirky Tip of the Day {Gardening

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.

cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers...other tips on this blog re: gardening...

Growing Cucumbers

Some tips for growing cucumbers. Remember cucumbers are heavy feeders so be sure to feed them often. I use a weak solution of miracle grow or the generic/store brand weekly. Cucumbers need lots of rich soil, lots of manure and heat and water.

One Day Backyard Projects • Ideas  Tutorials!

One Day Backyard Projects

One Day Backyard Projects Ideas & Tutorials! **We did our whole back patio with the cement paver molds pictured at the top!

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup

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.

5 top plants for lazy gardeners

Careless Gardener: The top 5 plants for low maintenance gardens: Impatience Wave Petunias Montauk Daisies

how to plan your vegetable & herb garden

Veggie Landscaping - Beautiful Vegetable Garden & Backyard Deck and patio furniture, rows of colored lettuces, chard, carrots, and other edible food garden plants

Growing food from scraps

25 Foods You Can Re-Grow Yourself from Kitchen Scraps

25 Foods You Can Re-Grow Yourself from Kitchen Scraps – DIY & Crafts Who knew. Grew my first garden this year . Will try starting from scraps. With any luck I'll have plants to put in the ground come spring!

Got limited sun? These 15 vegetables only need 4 hours a day of direct light. Utilize them in those shaded areas of the yard, and leave the sun for the tomatoes. :)

PLANT something! Got limited sun? These 15 vegetables only need 4 hours a day of direct light. 15 Shade Tolerant Vegetables: Utilize them in those shaded areas of the yard, and leave the sun for the tomatoes.

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

19 Top Fall-Blooming Flowers for Your Garden  Fill your garden with jewel-tone shades at the end of the season with these perfect fall-blooming plants.

Top Fall Flowers for Your Garden

Top Fall-Blooming Flowers for Your Garden New England aster bears loads of pink, blue, purple, and white flowers that are great in the vase or in the garden. Butterflies love it

Planter's Yardstick  You'll quickly come to rely on this simple tool. It's made from a four-inch-wide, four-foot-long board: Leave one of the long edges flat, or create a beveled edge by shaving it at a 45-degree angle with a table saw; you can also have a lumberyard cut it for you. Along the other long edge, cut alternating deep and shallow notches at 6-inch intervals.

Planter's Yardstick

DIY: Planter’s Yardstick–Press the flat edge into the earth to make a furrow. Then lay the board on its side, and use the notches to help you space the seeds and seedlings evenly.

It's Overflowing: Embracing Spring

Galvanized Bucket Stacked Herb Garden or plants for the wedding decor Courtney Pelican

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