growing bell peppers

Speaking of the Garden...

spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.

Compact Veggie Garden

DIY Compact Vegetable Garden Are you a little tight for space? Have you considered square foot gardening? With this project you can address both of these issues. For the original post and direction… - Vegetable Gardening

tips for growing basil

Enjoy Basil Year-Round By Growing It Indoors & Outdoors (We trim the buds off of our basil and moved the potted basil indoors. still produces a lot of basil! great tips on this pin!

hmmm.... Supposedly pennies are good in the garden -- copper = slug repellant

Glue (heavy duty), bowling ball, and pennies=penny ball for the garden-Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. Glue (heavy duty), bowling ball, and pennies!

I glue the tiles on the stones with liquid nails and then grout. I'd only apply a protective layer if the stone in question were very porous.

mosaic stones - something to make for the garden.I haven't actually tried this on rocks yet- but look at my other mosaic pin; I combined broken pottery and glass stones, along with old pieces of jewelry and coins. I would upload a pic if I knew how.

Leaf castings

Love me some elephant ear plants as stepping stones! Concrete leaves for the patio area. All instructions included.

Spray your weeds with diluted vinegar...not only will it kill them, but the plants and soil love it.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, ½ cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar.

TOP TIP:  Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

love the patio lights

Ahhhh, can't wait for warm summer nights and to attempt to make something like this in the backyard with patio and pergola

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