handy planting chart

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time

Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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.

Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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.

Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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.

Put the newspaper over the dirt 3-4 pages thick and then covered it with mulch. 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.

How cool is this?!? Outdoor sink. No {extra} plumbing required. wash hands outside. connects to any outside spigot.

How cool is this?!? Outdoor sink. No {extra} plumbing required. wash hands outside. connects to any outside spigot.

How cool is this?!? Outdoor sink. No {extra} plumbing required. wash hands outside. connects to any outside spigot.

How cool is this?!? Outdoor sink. No {extra} plumbing required. wash hands outside. connects to any outside spigot.

Build a Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.

Build a Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.

Keep wasps and bees away this summer. Put about 10 cloves in 1/2 a lemon and set out. They do not like the scent.

Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit. Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.

Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit. Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.

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