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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?

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.

The Homestead Gardenfrom The Homestead Garden

Fall Gardening Planting Guide

It is time to do some Fall Gardening Planting! Learn the different fruits and vegetables you should be planting this fall. Some of them might surprise you!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

i don't think that i would ever actually take the time to make this but it's pretty cool!

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How to grow a lemon tree from seed

Grow lemon seeds. Lemon leaves smell so good. Awesome for kitchen, bathroom, or any place in the house.

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A Watering Can That Pours Crystals

A Watering Can That Pours Crystals.

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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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How to have HANGING FERNS that are the ENVY of the Neighborhood

Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in 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 will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow…

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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Keeping Slugs Off Hostas

In early spring, when hostas are coming up, mix 10 parts water to 1 part ammonia, and pour over plant and soil. This will kill slug larvae.

Next time you boil or steam vegetables, don't throw the water out. Use it to water your plants when it's cooled off. You'd be surprised how much the plants love the extra nutrients!

9 Tricks for Growing Onions- "it’s always a good idea to grow onions in their own bed away from other plants. That way the onions will get the curing time to dry. But if you plant onions among other plants that need water, you can rot the onions. "

The Next time you need to re-pot a house plant, consider this simple tip- line the bottom of the pot with a coffee filter to keep the soil from running out of the bottom when the pot is watered. ~@budget101com http://www.budget101.com/frugal/gardening-landscaping-208/

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Speaking of the Garden...

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