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Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced



Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.


Growing plants for ground cover

from HowStuffWorks

Planting Bulbs

FALL is the time to plant Spring bulbs. Iris, Crocus, Tulips, Hyacinths ECT


HowStuffWorks "Planting Bulbs"

Recovering your outdoor cushions. You can even use a decorative shower curtain in you want something that is water repellant.


DIY Projects and Home Decor

Best Corn On The Cob: Fill pot with water then add a stick of salted butter and 1 cup of milk. Bring to a rapid boil. Put ears of corn in turn heat to low simmer for 5-8 minutes. It will be the best corn on the cob you have ever had!!!!


Best Corn On The Cob Printable Recipe

from Inspiration For Moms


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Bloom - Inspiration For Moms

from Homespun Seasonal Living

Using Violets for Food and Medicine

Violets are a beautiful spring flower with many incredible uses. Make the most of these harvests by using violets for food and medicine.

Using Violets for Food and Medicine - Homespun Seasonal Living

from shopswell

Cultivating a Little Green Thumb: Gardening with Kids

Ready to cultivate a love of gardening in your kiddos? From gardening tools, to books that teach kids about the growing process - here you'll find everything you need to encourage your kids to develop a green thumb of their own.

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Companion Planting

Do you know which vegetables grow best together? Here are 5 companion planting charts to help you plant your garden, and keep those veggies happy. #gardenchat #gardening

Companion Planting | The WHOot

Artfully decorated Garden shed. I have the perfect building in my backyard to do this.

Artfully decorated Garden shed | protractedgardenprotractedgarden