"""Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. I have been doing this for a few years & works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This also works good for planting a plant in an area that tends to get filled with roots etc. from other plants. I will use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots, but keeps other tree roots from choking out the one I planted."""

Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground, works great for containing plants that tend to spread. Use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots. Great for bamboo!

DIY: Milk Jug Scoop For The Garden...make your own from an empty milk jug!

DIY: Milk Jug Scoop For The Garden A handy potting soil scoop can be made from a half-gallon milk jug. Just trace the design you want and cut it out with scissors or a utility knife.

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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

Tips for growing Hydrangea - Hydrangea are a wonderful flowering shrub. The blossoms can be very large and come in several colors: Red, Pink, Blue, Purple and White. Some varieties have blossoms of different colors. The color of the hydrangea flower really varies with the amount of aluminum ions in the soil. Acidic soils with a pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers; soils with a pH greater than 5.5 product pink flowers. White flowers are not affected by pH.

Hydrangea is a popular shrub with spectacular flowers. First discovered in Japan, the name hydrangea comes from the Greek word “hydor”, which means water and “angos” (jar). The star shaped hydrangea flowers are closely packed to make a delicate…

Watering through Milk Jug:  The best way to water your garden is to set up a drip irrigation system with an automatic timer. But what if you do not have that option?. If so, a great option is to bury a milk jug with holes drilled in it next to your plants. To water all you have to do is stick the hose in the top of the jug and fill up the milk jug and you are done! It also makes it easy to fertilize, add a scoup of fertilizer into the jug and add water and your done!

DIY drip irrigation system: bury a milk jug with holes drilled in it next to your plants. Stick the hose in the top of the jug and fill with water. Also works for feeding: add a scoop of fertilizer into the jug and add water.

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