|Kill Weeds with Hot Water|
By DigginDirt, July 25, 2016
No need for chemicals. Use boiling water to kill those weeds.
|Metal Basket Container Planting|
By webesemps, July 22, 2016
There are many metal objects available to use for container planting, such as tubs, troughs, cans, buckets, cups, bowls, etc. While browsing through an antique mall, I found a metal basket that I thought was quite distinctive. The question I asked myself was, "What do I do with it?" My answer: "Plant succulents, of course!"
|How To Make Cheap, Permanent Plant Tags|
By duane456, July 20, 2016
Tired of trying to remember the name of that plant? Or -- trying to read your faded plant tag that is falling apart? Here's an inexpensive, interchangeable, and permanent plant tag that is easy to make with a few tools and materials.
|Chickens in the Vegetable Garden|
By Artistwantobe, July 18, 2016
My three hens live in my vegetable garden. They are wonderful garden helpers: scratching up weeds, patrolling for bugs, and fertilizing. And I get wonderful rich organic eggs! Here is how I get my girls to co-exist with my vegetables.
|Make a Lavender Wand Sachet|
By cwhitt, July 15, 2016
Bring your garden indoors with a wand sachet made from lavender from your garden.
|The July Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!|
By dave, July 13, 2016
We have a huge collection of great prizes in this month's contest. Grab your acorns, come in and take a look!
|Stop Snakes Invading Purple Martin Houses|
By kytnbabe, July 11, 2016
My parents had stored berry/bird netting a couple of years ago and decided to get it out to cover strawberries. They found two big chicken snakes caught in it. My dad cut the dead snakes out of the netting and put the bird netting over the strawberries. Another snake was entangled. Hey! Bright idea!
|Love My Dog - Love My Garden|
By kytnbabe, July 9, 2016
Boomer, my one-year-old German Shepherd dog, is always looking for work when he's outside. Unfortunately, he often likes to dig through one of my planters during the winter. By spring I realized I'd have to have a barrier on them to be able to plant flowers.
|Recycling Deli Containers|
By PlantMania, July 7, 2016
Leftover chicken is not the only item that is used from this quick dinner. The container from a store-bought rotisserie chicken may be used for seed germination.
|Followup to the Garden Tower 2 Review|
By dave, July 6, 2016
A couple months ago I posted a video review of the Garden Tower 2 (the combination vertical garden/vermicomposting system) and I was asked to post a followup once the plants have grown a bit. Here it is!
By Anderwood, July 5, 2016
I like to say, "The main thing I grow in my garden is soil." Read more to see why.
|Easy Way To Apply Miracle-Gro|
By freedombel, July 3, 2016
Here's an easy way to save time by having pre-measured Miracle-Gro ready to use.
|How To Stop Cutworms|
By Peterthinks, June 30, 2016
I had cutworms killing my tomato plants. To stop it, I did this...
|Get Your Potted Plants off the Ground!|
By Gymgirl, June 28, 2016
Build a simple "Planter Pallet" out of free, recycled, or reclaimed materials, to keep tree roots from invading your potted plants. The pallet also helps your containers drain better, because they aren't sitting flush on the surface! These are great for patio containers, and may be cut into various shapes to suit your fancy!
|Why You Should Learn About PPM|
By ArtD, June 26, 2016
Many folks like to start their plants indoors from seed.
|Making a Pedigree Chart for Your Daylily Seedlings|
By cybersix, June 24, 2016
How to make a beautiful pedigree chart to keep track of the parentage of your seedlings and crosses
|Protecting Bulbs from Squirrels|
By Suga, June 22, 2016
This is my accidental solution to a squirrel problem.
|Climbing Trellis Using 4 Cattle Panels|
By Thomas75, June 20, 2016
This is a simple and easy-to-build climbing trellis, either permanent or seasonal, for all types of climbing or vining plants.
|National Garden Bureau Accepting Applications for Therapeutic Garden Grants|
By dave, June 17, 2016
National Garden Bureau, in an ongoing effort to raise awareness of horticulture and support the benefits of gardening, will grant $5,000 this fall to be split among three therapeutic gardens in North America.
|The June 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!|
By dave, June 15, 2016
We have a huge collection of prizes put together for this month's raffle. Come check it out!
|Chemical-Free Japanese/Asian Beetle Control for Roses|
By Buttonwood, June 14, 2016
This is the best method I have come across so far, coupled with milky spore.
|Natural, Non-Toxic Solution for Black Spot on Roses|
By cwhitt, June 12, 2016
Here is a natural, non-toxic fix for black spot on roses that you can easily make yourself, and it costs only pennies.
|Daily Garden Records|
By alwaysbehindMN, June 10, 2016
How many of you do a daily garden "walk-around" to see what's just come into bloom and what absolutely must be done (or should have been done yesterday), and how do you keep track of all of this?
|Recycle and DIY Garden Scoop|
By Eric4home, June 8, 2016
Have you ever been working with soil mixes, peat moss, or fertilizer and had to stop and retrieve or look for your scoop?
|Properly Isolate Heirloom Tomatoes for Seed Saving|
By CommonCents, June 3, 2016
There are many strategies for isolating heirloom varieties if you plan to save seeds for the future. Some people use distance alone. Others use bagging or other barriers to isolate a branch or whole plant to gather seeds. I use a different method. I clone the plant from a cutting, isolate the clone indoors in a sunny window, and grow the clone to produce seeds to save for future years.