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Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. Neat idea. The photo says it all. | protractedgarden

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. 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.

from Small Footprint Family

100 Things You Can Compost

Adding compost to your soil is considered essential for sustainable food production. Click here and slim down your trash with this list of 100 things you can compost.

from Melissa K. Norris

How Much to Plant for a Years Worth of Food

Learn how much you need to plant in order to have enough food to feed your family for a year. Great info to know for lowering your food bill and becoming more self-sufficient. Grab this now to know how much to put in of each plant, plus tips on which vegetables will give you the most nutritional value.

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What to do with fireplace ashes

There are many more uses for fireplace ashes than I ever knew. 1. Compost bin - only a little amongst the organic matter. 2. A light layer around plants can keep slugs away. 3. A tablespoon of ash to 1000 gallons of water for a pond will keep algae down.. 4. As a fertilizer. 5. Cleaning silver. good use of ashes from firepit