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raised bed is done... with amenities


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DIY $2 self-watering garden bed - Grow produce easily, even in the toughest drought conditions

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Rock Spiral Garden

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Cute idea for a simple outdoor table (with storage!) made from terracotta pot and saucer. I need to make this!!

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How to layer material for a raised bed garden without importing expensive potting mix & topsoil: Layer: Straw mulch Compost Newspaper/ cardboard Grass clippings Rough mulch Branches

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Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto...

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Dog Pond - Place a plastic kiddie pool in the ground. It'd be easy to clean and looks nicer than having it above ground. Big dogs can't chew it up or drag it around.

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No room to plant your new Garden? GO VERTICAL! This site tells how to make your own Vertical Garden Planter!

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Raised planter box along fence that doubles as a bench. Also brackets for hanging plants... Love!

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5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden. "It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest."

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Grow garlic now...after reading this I will NEVER buy garlic again!

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Pruning Tomatoes- Great Article. 6 reasons to prune tomatoes: 1. More flavorful tomatoes. 2. Larger tomatoes. 3. More tomatoes over length of a season. 4. Keep leaves & fruits off the ground, away from pests, insect damage, fungal disease. 5. Keep plants smaller & more compact. 6. Allows tomatoes on plant at the end of season to ripen before 1st frost. Removing unneeded growth tips, new growth in the “V” between 2 stems, allows plant to concentrate energy on fruit rather than foliage.

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Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce - varieties of lettuce you can cut, and that will grow back (like grass)

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DYI Garden Wall

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Another pinner says - I have made these before - so easy! Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)

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Putting a bar rail on the deck for extra "table top" seating area that's out of the way, handy, and a good use of space. Put potted plants on it when it's not in use

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leaf stepping stones - this might be a good idea for the front walk.

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Science - Open up the pumpkin, add a little soil and water, and watch the seeds (which are already inside the pumpkin) grow.

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Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing!

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A Quick Seed-Saving Guide.

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for the garden :) too cute!!

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