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Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use Less Soil in Your Planting Containers

Use these tips to use less soil in your planting containers. We all have those x-large outdoor pots that need to be filled with soil for holding beautiful flower arrangements, herbs and produce.  Over the years I have used several items to serve this purpose.  Some were excellent choices and some, poor choices.

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Plant in Full Sun

What Does Plant in Full Sun Mean

In order to choose a plant, you need to know what plant in full sun really means. It is fairly simple, let me explain.

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Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Different Types of Plants for a Water Garden

Three types of plants for a water garden that are most common in ponds and water gardens.  Overview of the different groups.

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Fungus Gnat Indoor Houseplant Recipe

Fungus Gnat Indoor Houseplant Recipe

Fungus Gnat Indoor Houseplant Recipe

Have little black flies around your houseplants?  Fungus gnats are what you have.  Mix up this fungus gnat indoor houseplant recipe to kill the fungus gnat larvae in the infected soil.

Recipe Mixture

• One part 3% hydrogen peroxide to four parts water.

Directions

Water the top layer of your plant soil. Reapply as needed.

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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs

I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online.  In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones.  After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below.  If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
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Recycled Items to Start Seeds

Recycled Items to Start Seeds

10 Recycled Items to Start Seeds In

One of the reasons that I like to grow my own food is for the cost savings.  Using recycled items to start my seeds cuts cost.  Below are 10 different recycled items you can start your seedlings in.

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Seedling Cold Frame

Cold Frame Garden Using Recycled Materials

Seedling Cold Frame Out of Recycled Lumber

Ladies, you can even build this seedling cold frame project! It is extremely easy.

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What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

What is Eating My Cabbage Plants

Yesterday, I received a question in my Facebook inbox that included pictures.  It is an excellent question too.  What is eating my cabbage plants?

 

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How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation - Bathe and bag process. Healthy plants when you return home.

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation

How To Care For Houseplants When You Go On Vacation. There was a time when I would hire a house and pet sitter for our home. At the time, we had 2 dogs and our children came with us during our travels. Back then, it was easier and less of a headache to just have a house sitter/pet sitter water our plants for us when she was letting out the dogs.

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Milk Jug Greenhouses

Today’s post is all about how I make milk jug greenhouses and start my seeds.

When you are searching for ways to start your seeds for the season, many people are not sure how, or even where to start.

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DIY Cold Frame Garden Box

DIY Cold Frame Garden Box - Extend Your Growing Season in Cold Weather

This DIY cold frame garden box was designed for garden boxes in areas of the country that receive frost. You can plant your vegetables earlier in the season and maintain them later in the season as well.

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Overwintering Geraniums

Overwintering Geraniums

I try to keep myself busy with a multitude of home and garden project during the winter.  This year, I wanted to test a theory a friend passed along about overwintering geraniums.

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Digging Horseradish Roots for Winter

Digging Horseradish Roots for Winter

Digging horseradish roots for winter serves two purposes. Preparing horseradish sauce and also storing the root for those that DO NOT get frost.

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Planting Horseradish Root Planting Horseradish Root In this article I will go over basic planting horseradish root.  I'll tell you where to obtain horseradish root, when and w...
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Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant

Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant

Collect Seeds From Your Rhubarb Plant


Question. “Can we plant the seed that is growing from our rhubarb?”  Short answer.  Yes, you can.  However, there is a certain time to collect seeds from your rhubarb plant.

I’ll answer all your questions on what to look for during the growing season if this is what you wish to do.

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Grow Rhubarb From Seed From Your Own Plant

Grow Rhubarb From Seed - Collect seeds from your own plants.

Grow Rhubarb From Seed From Your Own Plant


Did you know you could harvest seeds from your rhubarb plants? Well, you can. Grow rhubarb from seed!

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Starting and Maintaining a Raspberry Patch

Planting, Care, Pruning of Raspberries

Starting and Maintaining a Raspberry Patch

Living directly in town I don’t have a lot of space to grow raspberries.  I searched for ways for starting and maintaining a raspberry patch with little effort.  Raised raspberry boxes was my choice.
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Poinsettia Care

The do's and don'ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.

Poinsettia Care

The do’s and don’ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.

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Storing Dahlias Over Winter

Storing Dahlias Over Winter


Many types of dahlias do not survive the snowy cold winters here. We have to lift them out of the dirt or purchase new ones come spring. I wrote up a quick guide to digging up and storing dahlias over winter.

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Planting Horseradish Root

Digging Horseradish Roots for Winter

Planting Horseradish Root

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Getting Roses Ready for Winter

Getting Roses Ready for Winter

Getting Roses Ready for Winter

It’s that time of year again in the midwest time to start getting roses ready for winter. It time to start thinking of the changing of seasons and old man winter will be slowly creeping in. If you want your roses to survive over the cold winter months, you will have to do some planning ahead. Your planning starts toward the end of the summer in the midwest.
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Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser

Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser

Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser

Raised Garden Bed Out of Dresser. Here is taking recycling to extremes one might think.  I think it is a creative way to recycle and make use of something that would just end up in the landfill.  For those of you without a lot of space or love vertical gardening this might just work for you.

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