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

10 Uses for Vinegar: Test Your Soil's pH: Place a handful of dirt into a small container and sprinkle vinegar on it. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline; adjust the pH with an acid amendment.

Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottles. Quick and easy way to fertilize too!

Drip irrigation- I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottle.

Evaluating Soil Texture  http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/evaluating-soil-texture?cm_mmc=pinterest-_-OrganicGardening-_-Content-LearnGrow-_-evaluatesoiltexture

How To Evaluate The Texture Of Your Soil In 3 Simple Steps

DIY Soil Testing - texture, as well as its other properties, is a critical step to a healthy garden. A simple way to judge clay/sand/silt ratios in soil.

How to use mulch to cut down on weeding and heavy labor in your garden. A reprint from�Ruth Stout's�book, Gardening Without Work, published by Lyons Press.data-pin-do=

Ruth Stouts System - Organic Gardening

(We've done this for 2 years now and I will never garden without mulch again!) Ruth Stout, no- work garden, this is one great concept for anyone wanting to garden effectively and easily! from Mother Earth News

If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals don’t like the smell of the orange oil. I’ve been using this method in the front garden and it’s working.

If you finely chop citrus rinds and sprinkle them on the mulch in your garden, they keep neighborhood cats, dogs and other critters away from your veggies. I guess animals dont like the smell of the orange oil. Ive been using this method in the front ga.

WEED KILLER - 2 c salt, 1 gallon white vinegar (at least 5% acidity), 8 drops Dawn Dishsoap.  It wil kill what is sprayed!

Weed Killer At Half The Price Of Round Up Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Natural Weed Killer 2 cups table salt 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity) 8 drops liquid dishwashing soap , preferably Dawn Directions: 1 Mix this up in a large container and then put some in a spray bottle. (This kills grass too)

All natural green ant killer for pennies and it works just as well as expensive poison! This natural ant killer can be used in a garden to sustain an organic environment.

1 cup of very warm water ½ cup of sugar 2 tablespoons of borax . All natural green ant killer for pennies and it works just as well as expensive poison! This natural ant killer can be used in a garden to sustain an organic environment.

Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases. I have not tried this, but I will.

Aspirin is a remedy for fungal plant problems (black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi). Dissolve two uncoated aspirin tablets milligrams each) in 1 quart of water and use as a foliar spray to thwart these diseases.

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20 Amazing DIY Raised Bed Gardens

Build your own raised bed. Get more food from better soil with less water with raised beds. Landscape designer Linda Chisari shares her design (and materials list), along with advice on sizing and adding a convenient irrigation system.

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