Urban Green Life

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Urban Green Life

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Enter your zip code & it gives you a week by week calendar when to start seeds for your area. With today's weather it is nice to think about Spring and planting!

SproutRobot: The easy way to start a garden

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Continuous cilantro growing method.

Alternative Gardning: Continuous cilantro growing method

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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests For Good #FWx

How to Get Rid of Garden Pests For Good

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Now Starting A Garden is as Easy as Sharpening a Pencil! : EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

Now Starting A Garden is as Easy as Sharpening a Pencil!

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Pleaching or plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. This technique is a kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. Sir Walter Scott brought the technique back to popularity in England when he described such a fence in The Fortunes of Nigel.....♥ this!!

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Tucking wildflowers in weird places can help native bee and bug populations in your neighborhood.

Urban Bees Can Flourish if You Do This

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Do good and grocery shop TODAY at Whole Foods Market Brooklyn. This Saturday, January 11, 2014, 5% of net sells and proceeds from reusable bags benefits Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to support educational programs and the Fund a Fig program that plants fig trees around Brooklyn. Photo by Kathryn Littlefield.

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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

Save Your Eggshells

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Really?Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your berries when they ripen because the birds will think the ripened berries are stones

True Blue Me and You: DIYs for Creative People

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Bowl Over Guests With a DIY Air Plant Terrarium

Bowl Over Guests With a DIY Air Plant Terrarium

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Decorate and insulate potted plants by adding a layer of pretty pebbles on top of the soil.

New Uses for Things in the Great Outdoors

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When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it. When you're done, pull out the plastic pot and there will be plenty of room inside the bigger container to place your plant's root ball.

10 Uses for Plastic Plant Pots

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Tic-tac containers as seed holders! No more wasted seeds! #Upcycle

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Week 7: Raspberry Shortcake and Jelly Bean Blueberry plants. #Berry plants courtesy of BrazelBerries

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Week 5: Raspberry Shortcake and Jelly Bean Blueberry plants. Berry plants courtesy of BrazelBerries

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Week 3: Raspberry Shortcake and Jelly Bean Blueberry plants. Berry plants courtesy of BrazelBerries

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Yasmine florals-hat tip to muccibird for pinning

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Bee Hives in a #lavender field means delicious and floral tasting lavender #honey.

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#Lavender field by Lavender by the Bay in New York

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#Lavender drying from Lavender by the Bay in New York

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Jelly Bean Blueberries courtesy of BrazelBerries

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Raspberry Shortcake plant courtesy of BrazelBerries

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Week 1: Raspberry Shortcake and Jelly Bean Blueberry plants. Berry plants courtesy of BrazelBerries

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A gift from our neighborhood Girl Scout Brownies.

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