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Considered a common weed to many, it has more beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids than many fish oils and one of the highest levels of vitamin A among all leafy green vegetables.

Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

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Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely. | protractedgarden

Tubtrug Colander

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Self made Miracle Grow. Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener, use about 1 Tablespoon in a 1 to 1 ratio but I don’t really measure it. You can also dissolve 1 Tablespoon into a gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,... all veggies. If you have already planted I would sprinkle around the plant and water it well

Growing Zucchini . Remedy for powdery mildew - got it on my squash, pumpkin and zucchini plants this year. 1T baking soda, 1/2 t liquid soap and 1 Gal water. Spray weekly, preferably in am, but not when plants are in full sun. Make remedy fresh each time you use it - don't store!

Planting a celery bottom will produce a new stock of celery... Amazing!!! guh I NEED to make a Gardening board!

DIY greenhouse!

Spring windowbox garden of daffodils and pansies

Great idea for watering plants while you are away on vacation. I love it.

Our family's backyard plays host to eight or more deer on any given ni… :: Hometalk

Tomato plants like deep watering.

Ricks Custom Nursery of Lexington, VA for sharing this image of their entry in the Fine Gardening container contest. They placed in the top ten! Rick says the Other plants used in the container are: Sambucus Sutherland Gold, Cimicifuga Pink Spike Caryopteris Snow Fairy, Heuchera Silver Scrolls, but Stained Glass was the real star :) Hosta leaves also make a statement in cut flower arrangements.

"lean-to" greenhouse.

Ten Mistakes Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

sweet potato vine and coleus ~~~ love this combination

Wine Cork Garden Marker

Grow your own Salad Table.

Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.… By Heather Rhoades | Gardening Know How

Coffee by-products can be used in the garden and farm as follows: * Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. * Add to compost piles to increase nitrogen balance.  Coffee filters and tea bags break down rapidly during composting. *Dilute with water for a gentle, fast-acting liquid fertilizer.  Use about a half-pound can of wet grounds in a five-gallon bucket of water; let sit outdoors to achieve ambient temperature. * Mix into soil for house...

DIY watering cans!

start seeds in ice cream cones and plant in to ground....how clever, biodegradable

the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season. Hmmm, I really should try this.

hostas in a pot! every spring they return...in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy. So perfect for a shady porch.

Creative Ways To Use Pallets Outdoors & In Your Garden.

Hand scrub - kind of like MaryKay's Satin Hands...only cheaper! GREAT GIFT IDEA! - make, put in mason jar, tie with bow, add a tag!

Enter your zip code & this calendar will tell you what to plant and when to plant it, week-by-week. Fantastic!