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Try putting soap in a mesh bag and tie it by your garden hose. That way you can clean up before heading inside.

Soap in a mesh bag, tied to the the faucet next to the garden hose. Easier to keep hands clean after garden work. Soap in a mesh bag, tied to…

Turn Storage Containers into Self Watering Tomato Planters

Turn Storage Containers into Self Watering Tomato Planters

EarthTainer - Turn Storage Containers into Self Watering Tomato Planters. This method allows above ground growth, with exact water needs, and for late growth regions it accelerates growing season.

Bag gardening couldn’t be easier! Simply set out purchased bags of topsoil, cut them open, and plant seeds and seedlings right into the topsoil. The bag garden in this plan will be brimming with more than 20 vegetables and culinary herbs by its third year!

Bag gardening couldn’t be easier. Simply set out purchased bags of topsoil, cut them open, and plant seeds and seedlings right into the topsoil. The bag garden in this plan will be brimming with more than 20 vegetables and culinary herbs by its third year

DIY Miracle Grow -  1 gallon of water, 1 Tbsp epsom salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp ammonia...Mix all ingredients into the gallon of water and use once a month on your plants.

Six in the Suburbs: DIY Miracle Grow (Chemical Free) You'll Need: 1 gallon of water 1 tbl epsom salt 1 tsp baking powder tsp ammonia Mix all ingredients into the gallon of water and use once a month on your plants. Your plants will thank you :)

: You can knock a small opening in the side of a clay pot, or even stack a few bricks to make a small shelter. Toads will be attracted to the shelter, use it during the day and claim it as their territory coming back year after year. Each night one toad can eat up to 100 slugs, grubs, grasshoppers, tomato beetles, cutworms...anything you don't want eating your garden. The tadpoles also eat mosquito larvae!

You can knock a small opening in the side of a clay pot.Each night one toad can eat up to 100 slugs, grubs, grasshoppers, tomato beetles, cutworms.anything you don't want eating your garden. The tadpoles also eat mosquito larvae!

It’s important to have the correct spacing when you’re planting out seedlings or direct-sown seeds. At Four Season Farm, Barbara Damrosch has developed a clever way to keep produce in neat, tidy rows.

How to Lay Out a Planting Bed

Instant Planting Grid: Attach short pieces of hose/plastic tubing to metal rake, counting tines so that hoses are spaced equally. Dragging rake across prepared soil, creates instant planting grid/row markers.

Garden Journal with children - Creating a journal is a great way to teach children (and help you!) how to recognize how a plant looks when it's just coming up through when it blooms, which plants might need to be moved to be healthier (or prettier), and how to harvest herbs for cooking or medicine and save seeds.

spring time, Kids Garden Journal Keeping a gardening journal with kids for their garden is great for incorporating math, science, language, and art

Who Knew? : Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks. The baking soda will kill any small weeds that are already there, and prevent new ones from sprouting - rugged life

WHO KNEW? 5 pound bags of Baking Soda Sweep Baking Soda into Sidewalk Cracks to Discourage Weeds. Simply pour or sweep a thick layer of baking soda into sidewalk and patio cracks.

Gardening Tips for beginners- 7 pages to read! Don't waste more time and $ on failures! Post now, read later.

Gardening Tips for Beginners - Garden - GRIT Magazine

From GRIT magazine -- Gardening Tips for Beginners (lots of great info for seasoned gardeners, too!

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