This is the coolest gardening site EVER! On the Gardener's Supply Company website you can design your own garden beds by clicking and dragging the plants you want, where you want them. Then you can print your planting map WITH very detailed planting directions. This is just what I have been looking for! Hurray!!!:)

This is the coolest gardening site EVER! On the Gardener's Supply Company website you can design your own garden beds by clicking and dragging the plants you want, where you want them. Then you can print your planting map WITH very detailed planting directions. This is just what I have been looking for! Hurray!!!:)

Keep this handy!   There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials!  Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Keep this handy! There is a wealth of information here about dividing perennials! Also a list of best times to divide them. Definitely the best, clearest instructions I've seen yet.

Practical real world self sufficiency skills. Topics like canning, making your own vinegar, gardening, etc.

Practical real world self sufficiency skills. Topics like canning, making your own vinegar, gardening, etc.

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. Need to check this out!

10 Uses for Vinegar

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. Need to check this out!

DIY rotating composter.  A good idea, turn handle instead of pitch fork turning!

DIY rotating composter. A good idea, turn handle instead of pitch fork turning!

Pinner: soapy water can help eliminate pests. A comment: When the going gets tough I add some listerine type mouth wash and a bit of water that I soaked chewing tobacco in. With this mix I can defeat 90% - 95% of the pests I encounter, slugs, snails and rabbits hate the taste of it. It is an ingredient it the worlds greatest composting mix too.

Pinner: soapy water can help eliminate pests. A comment: When the going gets tough I add some listerine type mouth wash and a bit of water that I soaked chewing tobacco in. With this mix I can defeat 90% - 95% of the pests I encounter, slugs, snails and rabbits hate the taste of it. It is an ingredient it the worlds greatest composting mix too.

4 Simple steps to a lush lawn - Fertilize in early spring + aerate (Feb-April), late spring + weed killer (April - June), end of summer + insect control (August), fall (Oct. - Nov)

4 Simple steps to a lush lawn - Fertilize in early spring + aerate (Feb-April), late spring + weed killer (April - June), end of summer + insect control (August), fall (Oct. - Nov)

Regent Street London shop COS - delightful pop-up Clifton Nurseries shop that was residing in the window.

Regent Street London shop COS - delightful pop-up Clifton Nurseries shop that was residing in the window.

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