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

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time- for the veggie garden at schenk!

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28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money

reader tip to save time and money about a squirrel stopper


Heinz White Vinegar Distilled - 128 oz - 2 pk

Vinegar: Rid your garden of bugs and aphids by spraying your plants with a solution of vinegar and water. 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar is a natural pesticide so you can get rid of many critters by using a solution mixed with water.

The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour it on your garden and plants.  The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked.  Plus, why pour water down the sink when you can reuse it for something, right?

Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall

Love it! Catnip is 10 times more effective than deet!! Kill 2 birds with one stone...the masquito's gone and the cats happy!

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Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home

Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home - There are several scents that repel spiders, such as garlic, peppermint or spearmint. So grab a spray bottle filled with water and add either a crushed clove of garlic or several drops of peppermint or spearmint essential oils. Shake the bottle well and then spray in the areas you frequently see spiders.

mosquito-repelling creeping thyme, up to 3 times more potent than any other plant tested. line your patio with planters of this! (grows in zones 3-10)

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23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Have a yard that doesn't get a lot of light? Plant veggies that flourish in the shade.

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Homemade Insecticide to Kill Bugs on Rose Bushes

Homemade Insecticide to Kill Bugs on Rose Bushes Use a combination of water and dish soap to kill the insects. The dish soap breaks down the bug's outer layer, which renders it helpless. Read more :

Start seedlings in an egg shell and, when ready, plant the entire thing. The egg shells will naturally compost providing valuable nutrients to your plants. Cool concept!

Natural bug spray for the garden. 1 gallon of water 2 cups of Dawn soap 2 cups of plain listerine type mouthwash 1 tsp cayenne pepper Mix together, put in a spray bottle. 10 Steps to Organic Gardening

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DIY: Small Space Vegetable Garden

small space vegetable garden

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How to Stop the Japanese Beetle by Using Homemade Repellents

How to get rid of grubs from garden, has companion plant info too.