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Be sure to upcycle your food scraps... All of this food will magically regrow itself!

Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..

Faced with unplanned retirement, a gardener transforms a weed-choked backyard into a micro market garden that grows greens by the fistful.

Veggie trellising ideas from Longwood Gardens

love this idea - brick edges around the raised garden beds allow easy mowing around the boxes

29 Wild Places to Live Outdoors - (Step Out) a new book from IKEA. Set up kitchen outside with a sink, a hose with water, two hot plates, a few recycling bins, shelving and you're set

Lots of cubby house/fort/shelter ideas

MOTHER EARTH NEWS • Subversive Plots: Grow Your Own Food to Disconnect from the Industrial Food System

tutorial for a hanging plant garden by More Design Please

Drip irrigation- A pinner wrote: I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottles. Quick and easy way to fertilize too!

Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.

Strawberry Protectors...rocks painted like strawberries to condition birds to leave your strawberries alone!

Cold & cloudy garden plot. Secret? Cold-weather wild & bitter greens! Radicchio, spinach, chard, kale, curly endive, rustic arugula, and cresses. Edible wild greens include: stinging nettle, red-ribbed dandelion, mallow, purslane, chickweed, milk thistle, and various chicories. He also grows all sorts of pure-Italian greens.

Great guide to show you how much you should plant in your garden for a year's worth of food.

fast growing, hearty ground cover = Sedum sarmentosum. So pretty.