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Learn how easy it is to get those crisp, expertly-done flower gardens

DIY Mosquito trap - keep mosquitoes from ruining a picnic or camping trip. Good for about 2 weeks...then replace ingredients.

Spray paint over stickers on mason jars to create luminaries. Great idea for outside lighting - Geez, why didn't I think of that???

Cut the bottoms off wine bottles to use for candle covers, keeps the wind from blowing them out when outside

How to Build a Shed - Instructions and Supply list - (I really need one of these!)

Homemade Wasp Trap by Prairie Story It works

Ridiculously easy way to grow sprouts for your lunch.

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle. I love this idea, so the kids can see what is happening!!

How to Kill Poison Ivy Combine 1 gallon white vinegar with 1 cup salt and 2 TBSP blue dawn dish soap. * Once all the ingredients have been mixed well pour mixture into a spray bottle. * Spray poison ivy. Be careful not to get it on your other plants because this mixture will kill anything you spray

who knew: Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.

Multiply your store bought sweet potatoes - place 1 sweet potatoes in a bucket of moist soil. As slips (shouts) appear, pull out place them six at a time into 20 gallon buckets. Wait 4 months, dump bucket, get 3 to 4 gallons of organic homegrown sweet potatoes per bucket.

How to build a $50 greenhouse

Septic Tank Tip An inexpensive way to keep your septic system working properly, is to take one packet of dry yeast and a box of brown sugar and pour this down your toilet about every 3-4 months. I learned about this many years ago, and during the 12 years I’d been doing this, I never had a problem with the septic system. Seems the yeast and brown sugar put beneficial bacteria back into your system, that may have been diminished through the use of chemical cleaners & etc.

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier