1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later.  produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

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spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.

Wasp Trap.  I'm so trying this!

Prairie Story: Homemade Wasp Trap DONT KILL THE BEES! use meat or Add vinegar and a banana peel to the sugar and water. The honeybees do not go in the trap but the wasps and yellow jackets will.

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow…

Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow…

Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.

The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.

The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge the roots in a glass of water and place in a sunny window. Periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.

A great way for kids to watch a seed grow. Lots of other kid-friendly gardening ideas, too.

Fun Classroom Activities and Experiments to Interest Kids in Growing Plants

A great way for kids to watch a seed grow. Lots of other kid-friendly gardening ideas, too. A great way for kids to watch a seed grow. Lots of other…

[Herb Garden from Mason Jars] hanging herb garden tutorial

Transformed :: Mason Jar Herb Garden

Mason Jar Herbs: Mason jars may be a cliché, but we gotta admit, they're tailor-made for an indoor herb garden and crazy-easy to assemble. Click through for more indoor herb garden ideas.

[Herb Garden from Mason Jars] hanging herb garden tutorial

Transformed :: Mason Jar Herb Garden

Mason Jar Herbs: Mason jars may be a cliché, but we gotta admit, they're tailor-made for an indoor herb garden and crazy-easy to assemble. Click through for more indoor herb garden ideas.

Vintage Recipe: 1/2-Cup COCOA, 1/4-Cup CORNSTARCH, 3-EGG Yolks, 1 1/2-Cups SUGAR, 1/4-tsp SALT, 2-Cups MILK, 2-tsp VANILLA

Ingredients: ½ c. cocoa ¼ cup cornstarch& arrowroot powder (or ½ c. all purpose flour) 3 egg yolks 1 ½ c. salt 2 c. sugar and salt, then add milk

Vertical herb garden

Coffee can planters --cheap idea for planters. Similar to the one where you screw a coffee can to a post to keep your garden trowel and gloves in and then put the plastic lid on to keep them clean and dry

Newspaper Pots to plant seeds in instead of buying cups or pots.

Make starter pots out of old newspapers. Easy to make, free, and earth-friendly. Once seedlings are old enough to move outside, just pop them into the ground, paper pot and all: Lindy Cottage Hill

How to Make Garden Stepping Stones

How to Make Stepping Stones - with a Cake Pan Alternative Gardning: How to Make Garden Stepping Stones Want great suggestions concerning arts and crafts?

Wave Petunias Spilling Out of a Barrel

Wave Petunias Spilling Out of a Barrel - beautiful garden idea, i like purple or pink wave petunias but the white looks nice and frothy - great upcycle use for a wooden bucket no longer able to hold flowers - could use another container as well

Eggshells: Microwave for three minutes, remove, crush into a fine powder, and place them in a cloth sachet. Then drop the sachet into your watering can to give your potted plants a nice nitrogen-boost.

Eggshell Nitrogen Boost For Plants: Microwave for three minutes, remove, crush into a fine powder, and place them in a cloth sachet. Then drop the sachet into your watering can to give your potted plants a nice nitrogen-boost.

DIY window box

DIY Window Box ( in a different color!) Build a wood window box that adds interest to your home’s exterior and holds a variety of plant containers. How-to tips make it easy.

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