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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

This is a great idea since topsoil was such a bear to find last year! 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

How to be a Lazy Gardener: 22 Tips to save you time, effort, and money in the garden. Pictured here: how to create a No-Dig bed for growing vegetables

How to be a Lazy Gardener: 22 Tips to save you time, effort, and money in the garden. Pictured here: how to create a No-Dig bed for growing vegetables {Pictured is No Dig Vegetable Garden}

Starting from Scratch: Vertical Gardening

I'm thinking strawberries!Starting from Scratch: Vertical Gardening -As a general rule, it would take 13 to 18 times more ground space to plant the same amount in a horizontal garden as you can in a vertical garden.

This is great! Cheap starter-pots that you don't have to store from year to year.

Make starter pots out of old newspapers. Easy to make, free, and earth-friendly. Once seedlings are old enough to move outside, just pop them into the ground, paper pot and all: Lindy Cottage Hill

Eggshells ~Weed killer~ Each time you creak an egg collect in the plastic container, egg shell and put in the fridge. Crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

"Don't throw your eggshells away. They are great for the garden in so many ways! And they're a cheap way to make diatomaceous earth. (Bugs don't like it)" Small Garden Ideas garden gardening

Make a drum garden. A 55 gallon drum can hold up to 72 strawberry plants (shown here), to fewer plants like squash or beans. Make it self watering by inserting a large PVC pipe with graduated sized holes from small to larger in circles up the pipe before filling with soil. Be sure to leave rocks on the inside bottom with drain holes for proper drainage and to prevent bottom plants from getting too much water

The latest craze in the green gardening market is the self-watering barrel garden. Barrel gardens are easy to make and efficient to use. A drum can hold up to 72 plants, allowing for more food to be harvested at a one time

15 Vegetables you can Grow in Autumn - in the garden or containers. Keep yourself in fresh veggies for salads, stir-fries, soups, and savory dishes right through to the first frost!

Plant Fall Garden - 15 Vegetables you can Grow in Autumn - in the garden or containers. Keep yourself in fresh veggies for salads, stir-fries, soups, and savory dishes right through to the first frost!

Best Seed Tape Ever. You Guessed It, Toilet Paper. Planting Tiny Seeds Is Easy With This Simple Gardening Trick.

Best seed tape ever! Yup you guessed it toilet paper! Planting tiny seeds is easy with this simple gardening trick! Tip: Alternate carrot seeds with radish seeds

Raised Garden Beds...by far the best set of box garden instructions I've seen so far!

How to build and install raised bed gardens. Tips on planning, building, protecting and irrigating raised bed gardens. Guide by RaisedGardenBedsHowTo

How and when to Fertilize Plants with Epsom Salts. - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins

Epsom salts are used in the garden as a natural source of magnesium, particularly for roses, tomatoes, and peppers. The extra magnesium is believed to make the plants bushier and greener, with more blooms and abundant veggie yields.

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