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Create markers by stapling a plant's seed packet to a chopstick and placing it inside the pot or bed. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

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88 Quick and Easy Decorative Upgrades

Use those little leftover tiles to create cute plant markers. | Photo: Kristine Larsen |

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10 Uses for Old Flatware

From scraping away peeling paint to making plant markers, we give you 10 creative uses for orphaned utensils. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber |

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All About Hydrangeas

Great companion plantings for hydrangeas. |

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Going on Vacation? 3 DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden

would work for potted plants too


Troubleshooting Your Vegetable Garden

How to prevent your zucchini plants from taking over your garden. | Photo: Photo: David Cavagnaro/Getty |

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

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Gardening with Kids - Starting off seeds

Create some compostable seed pots, choose the right seeds and start gardening with kids this Spring with some advice and how to for you and your preschooler

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32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Put diapers in the bottom of your potted plants.


Clever Ways to Reuse Your Kitchen Trash

Use a sponge to keep plants moist. Just place one in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. | Photo: Ian Spanier |


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10 Uses for Toothpicks

How to grow starter potato plants from store-bought potatoes. | Photo: John W Banagan/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty | thisoldhouse.c

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Troubleshooting Your Vegetable Garden

If your kale is wilting and has lumpy, swollen roots, it may have the fungal disease clubroot, and you should avoid planting that area again for at least 7 years. | Photo: John Gruen |

My mother taught me all about this rule when building my pots... It really makes my pots look awesome.