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Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, 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

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20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

from Your House & Garden

7 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Here are 7 ways how to use coffee grounds in your garden. You may be amazed at how versatile this item is!

from Gardening Know How

Cornmeal In Gardens – Using Cornmeal To Kill Ants And Weeds

Cornmeal As Weed Killer And Pest Control: How To Use Cornmeal In The Garden ! Who Knew ?


Raised Bed Garden Designs

Easy and you can use each little square as a self contained spot as well. Like it!

Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants.

what to COMPOST - what to NOT COMPOST. . . . I will use egg shells as I have a sealed / rotating composter. I will also occasionally add coffee grounds

from Practical Savings

How to Reuse Eggshells

Reusing Eggshells - I have used them to give calcium to the chickens, composted them, crafted with them, and used them as planters for seeds, but there are so many more uses for eggshells - some I never heard of before! I have to try some of these! ******************************************** PracticalSavings - #reuse #recycle #eggshells #eggshell #household #tips #thrifty #garden #crafts - tå√

Use eggs as mini pots for seeds! Then you replant them still in the shell which slowly biodegrades and gives lots of nutrients to the soil! Woo, super sustainability!

from HowStuffWorks

66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden

66 choses à faire pousser dans la maison

Bury a banana peel 1" down at the base of a rosebush. The potassium will feed the plant and help it fight off diseases.

from This Old House

10 Uses for Coffee Filters

TOP TIP: Flower Pot Drain Hole Cover: Just lay a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot covering the hole before filling the pot. The soil will stay in the pot and the water will still drain out because that is what coffee filters are designed to do; let water through. They last for a long time, too; by the time they fall apart, the potting soil is well packed and the plant has roots that hold the soil together.

GREEN ONIONS... replant the ends of green onions & grow new ones. Ready to eat in about a month. From frugal homesteads blog

Save your large egg shells next time you bake, wash them out (or not!) and plant them with seeds. Once the plants are large enough, just transfer the whole egg into the ground. The shell is actually a great fertilizer and the roots will be able to break right through.

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.

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year – spring and fall.

from Brown Thumb Mama

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

Here are my 5 favorite container vegetables for beginning gardeners, plus container gardening tips and tricks for a great harvest.