DIY Seed Vault - Learn how to save seeds for at least 10 years | PreparednessMama
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Do you save seed for the future? Learn to make a DIY Seed Vault - Save Seed for 10 Years http://preparednessmama.com/diy-seed-vault/
"Actually I keep mine in the same pots they come in, every other day they get submerged into a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of Epson salts 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then they are hung up to drip dry... always have ferns that are dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May..."
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Boston fern for shady spots, Kimberly Fern for sun. Keep soil moist not wet. Mist in late afternoon so sun doesn't burn their leaves. If they begin to yellow, water them with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to one gallon of water (tepid-warm). Use this water mixture every other week. Other pinner said every other day submerge into a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of Epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry
Ferns are Great in Hanging Baskets - Choose a Boston fern for shady spots, a Kimberly Fern for sun. Keep soil moist not wet. If they begin to yellow, help them get their green back by watering with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt to one gallon of water (tepid-warm). Use this water mixture every other week.
"Actually I keep mine in the same pots they come in, every other day they get submerged into a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of Epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then they are hung up to drip dry... always have ferns that are dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May... I LOVE BOSTON FERNS! ap
Make Your Own Fish Emulsion - One option for fertilizing your garden organically is to use fish emulsion. However, buying it at the store can run you $20-$25 a gallon. Here’s a way to make it yourself, care of Chris Edwards, farm manager at Fresh Roots Farm in Atlanta.
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Note for my future self, and any repinners in the midst. This idea, while admirable and very green, is simply the worst. Just the worst. My veggies better grow muscles after I add this, because the smell was strong enough to knock out my neighborhood. :)
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DIY fish emulsion fertilizer
Step one: Fish scraps + leaves
In Mumbai there is little space to grow food, and to have food brought in from the countryside can take days. This collective rooftop garden grows anything from herbs to fruit trees. People from the community grow and harvest the food together. They are finding solutions and growing organic food, helping local people take control of their own health. Plus, it's relaxing, rewarding, and just plain fun.... FULL ARTICLE & VIDEOS @ http://organicfarmingreport.com/amazing-rooftop-organic-farming/
12 shade loving vegetables and herbs that you can easily grow in your shady garden
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12 shade loving vegetables and herbs that you can easily grow. Shared by www.youragentcapecoralhomes.com S.W. Florida living ~
12 shade loving vegetables and herbs that you can easily grow in your shady garden, can we say western Washington?
How to Grow Ginger at home: "Studies say ginger’s peak flavor arrives at 265 days, And if you start the ginger inside in late winter, that one root can produce four times that amount by fall! (Which I AM!) But you’ll only get this long growing season by starting your ginger indoors as a houseplant early in the year and then transplanting it in your garden in late spring, once the weather’s warmed.
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Dream State: Grow Your Own Ginger At Home! This link really has the instructions to plant and grow ginger, many of the others don't
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Growing and using mint!
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To prepare the traditional Moroccan tea, keep the following essentials in mind. The tea must be green, with a mild flavor. The mint must be fresh (absolutely not dried), and it must be spearmint. The tea is traditionally very sweet; there is always sugar in the bottom of the glasses in Morocco. The tea should be served in small glasses with several fresh mint sprigs in each glass. This recipe is excerpted from Herbs in the Kitchen by Carolyn Dille and Susan Belsinger, Interweave Press, 19...
Moroccan Mint Tea
The more you cut back your mint, the more it will yield and also keep it from flowering; you will have the leaves for culinary use all summer long. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions. from vegetablegardener.com
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growing lavender in the midwest // choose English (L. angustifolia ‘Munstead’ or ‘Hidcote’) instead of French or Spanish
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Nearly every year, the lavender in my front yard (yes, you can grow lavender in Iowa!) blooms just after Father's Day. Although it's about ten days ahead of schedule this year, it absolutely rocks!...
1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later. produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses...
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How to get more peppers from your green pepper plants: "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 and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat." especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses
1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses #gardening #vegetables
1 tsp. Epsom salt dissolved in 4 cups warm water, spray pepper plant at the flowering stage and every few weeks, there after the magnesium boost will produce more peppers than you can eat. According to the Weekend Gardner
GREEN PEPPERS- 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 and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat. It's worth a try. You can never have too many bell peppers
Seed-Starting Secrets of a Greenhouse Professional - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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Seed-Starting Secrets of a Greenhouse Professional: This blog post shares some of the simple techniques learned through many years of experience by someone who grows vegetable seedlings for a living.
Seed-Starting Secrets of a Greenhouse Professional - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS Large variety of organic seeds - http://greenfoodgardens.com/gardening.html
Growing zuchinni: many experts recommend waiting until mid-July to plant so that you can avoid infestation of squash bug. Use rope or plastic bags cut into strips to tie it to a t-post. It can grow 5 foot or more.
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Growing squash and zucchini plants vertically. Tie to a t post
Growing squash and zucchini plants vertically. I might just have to try this next year- i wonder if it would cut back on squash bugs....
Must try in my little garden.. Growing zucchini plants vertically
Alternative Gardening: Growing squash and zucchini plants vertically. Use rope or plastic bags to tie the plant to a post.
A better way to grow CILANTRO...Try this method for a fast, continuous crop
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A better way to grow cilantro...my cilantro in the garden grows so fast and flowers early so I'm going to try this on the back patio garden.
A better way to grow cilantro - try this method for a fast, continuous crop. For my herb garden
A better way to grow cilantro - I will try anything...I need to improve my 'green thumb'!
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How to harvest cilantro so it lasts longer ~ wish I saw this a month ago
A better way to grow cilantro - try this method for a fast, continuous crop. Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door? Whenever you wanted to fix Mexican salsa or guacamole, or a Middle Eastern yogurt sauce for your lamb kabobs, there the lacy, sweetly pungent leaves would be, ready to harvest. But if you've ever tried to grow it, you've probably noticed that cilantro yields a fast crop; plants are barely up before they try to flower and set seeds. So those tasty leaves aren't around long, especially in warm weather. To keep leaves coming, you can sow seeds every two weeks for a continuous cilantro crop. Or, even better, try the method we perfected in Sunset's test garden last year: Grow cilantro as you would mesclun. Sow seeds thickly in a wide, shallow container; then, as soon as plants are 3 to 4 inches tall and sporting a couple of cuttable leaves, use scissors to cut off some foliage for cooking as shown. Shear from a different section of the container every time, rotating the pot as you go and never letting plants in any area mature. By the time you get back to the first section harvested, new leaves will have appeared. Cilantro growing tips 1. Select a bowl-shaped container at least 18 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches deep. 2. Fill the pot with a fast-draining potting soil; mix in an organic granular fertilizer. 3. Before seeding, moisten the soil using a fine spray from the hose. Because the seeds are fairly small, mix them in a bowl with sand (3 parts sand to 1 part seed) so they'll disperse more evenly. Sow the seeds, then cover lightly with soil. 4. Gently mist the soil so as not to displace the seeds. 5. Place containers in full sun or, if you live in a hot climate, light shade. Seeds should germinate in 7 to 10 days. 6. Harvest at least weekly to keep leaves coming. Using this method, it's possible to harvest four crops of cilantro from a single pot.
Storing Vegetable Seeds
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Storing Vegetable Seeds: The 3 most important factors in seed storage are moisture, light and temperature. My solution is this: seeds vacuum sealed inside mason jars then stored in a cabinet in the basement, which maintains a fairly constant temperature, or in the refrigerator. I used wide mouth mason jars and the wide mouth jar sealer attachment for the food saver vacuum sealer.
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How to store seeds with a list of how long each veggie seed will keep
Storing Vegetable Seeds - One important aspect of food storage that I feel is often overlooked - How about 2 years garden seed stored.
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Storing Vegetable Seeds
Vacuum sealing seeds for storage
Harvesting Cattail Shoots
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Harvesting Cattail Shoots >> The only problem I can see is that sometimes cattails grow in places where it is more than boggy - it is foul. Does the plant filter out the yuck?
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Harvesting Cattail Shoots l Cattails are a nutritious plant that are packed full of starches and in a survival situation, that means a good find.
75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies - Natural Health - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies Treat dozens of common ailments naturally - Used correctly, herbal remedies can be a safer, less expensive alternative to pharmaceuticals, and many doctors are now using them in place of or as a complement to drugs. Learn more about herbal remedies, including the many common ailments they can help alleviate. | Mother Earth News (use with a grain of salt)
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers ~~ Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.
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Growing tips for cucumbers - vegetable garden
Growing Cucumbers. They are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. #gardengrowingtips
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Garden tips!
Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots - The best time to dig dandelion roots, preserving dandelion roots, dandelion root home remedies.
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Repinned for #myherbalspring from @Mountain Rose Herbs "Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best... Spring roots will be less bitter and chewy – just make sure you dig them before the plants start to blossom. Spring roots are also higher in taraxacin, which stimulates bile production."
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Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots @ Common Sense Homesteading ~ Great Herbal Tea Recipes
Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots @ Common Sense Homesteading: Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root. For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best. This is because the levels of inulin (insoluble fiber) are higher and the fructose levels are lower.
Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely.
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Rinse veggies right in the garden Plastic bucket and small laundry basket from Dollar Tree -- laundry basket is a great idea for the bumper crop of cucumbers!
Rinse veggies right in the garden, then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket from dollar store would do nicely.
Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.
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Would love a succulent garden for teh kitchen and this is so cool, I'll have to try it! **Super cool** Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.
If you search the Internet for blue and purple succulents you won't find these. Why? They look real. In fact they ARE real. But they've been spray painted! I've never seen spray painted succulents, or any other flowers for that matter, but these rock! The perfect way to coordinate their colors with to your wedding colors.
Love this idea for getting succulents in shades of blue! Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient.
blue and violet succulents great for home gardens or high above children's reach on vertical surfaces or just do various small flower beds of all one color scheme- or groups of various color sections and plants.
jewel toned succulents...interesting color palette idea for wedding?
To protect your hostas, especially those growing in pots, cover the soil with used coffee grounds. Not a slug in sight!
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Garden ideas -Keep slugs off your hostas by putting coffee grounds around them.
Use coffee grounds to keep slugs off hostas. Slugs are a common pest to Hostas and can munch large holes in their leaves.
In early spring, when the hostas are just coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia. Pour over young hosta plants & soil to kill slug larvae. This guide is about keeping slugs off hostas. Slugs are a common pest to Hostas and can munch large holes in their leaves.
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Start your seeds indoors. Which plants do best as starts, seed starting chart timeline, and hardening off tips melissaknorris.com/ Everything you need to extend your growing season and get started now!
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Start your #seeds indoors. Which plants do best as starts, seed starting chart timeline, and hardening off tips http://melissaknorris.com/?p=3554 Everything you need to extend your growing season and get started now!
How to harvest and store Herbs from your garden.
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How to harvest and store Herbs from your garden. I have always loved my herb garden and usually cook with them while they are fresh... but this comes in handy for storing the annual herbs
How to harvest and store Herbs from your garden, for all the excess that you have>>just dry and store in airtight mason jars
I have all my spices in jars already but I love the idea of writing on the jars in gold pen rather than the clear labels I already have. Looks fab!
Use vacuum food saver for dried herbs.
Herbal sitz bath recipe
Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants
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Tomato troubleshooting! // Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants #gardening #growing
Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants. How to prevent cracks:
Why tomato plants crack, as well as the tricks to preventing it. #gardening #tomatoes #veggies #fruits #gardens #vegetables #food #ediblegardens
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."