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Recycle ... ReuseRecycle ... Reuse
By Suga on November 19, 2016

Broken items can find a place in your garden.

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Broken Pots, Little Plants, and Some ImaginationBroken Pots, Little Plants, and Some Imagination
By SarasotaPatty on November 17, 2016

I have a pile of broken pots that I can't bear to throw away, a plastic container full of garden "miniatures" that I started collecting a long time ago, and lots of "baby" and small plants filling my shelves.Today I stirred in some creativity and it all came together!

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Tomatoes Cozy in Low TunnelTomatoes Cozy in Low Tunnel
By SteveandJeannie on November 15, 2016

We took a cutting from what we observed to be a cold-tolerant summer 2015 tomato plant and put it fully rooted into a low tunnel in our zone 8b south-facing garden. It was still happy after some 28-degree nights in the beginning of February 2016.

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Growing African VioletsGrowing African Violets
By Paul2032 on November 13, 2016

I love working in my garden, but each year the weather turns sometime in Oct/Nov as winter approaches. The only thing left to do on an occasional good day is raking leaves or cutting back perennials. This is when houseplants become important to me.

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Simple-To-Make SalsasSimple-To-Make Salsas
By profesora on November 11, 2016

The two salsas that I teach my students to make are salsa cocida, which is cooked, and salsa cruda, which is raw, much like Pico de gallo.

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DIY Aloe Vera GelDIY Aloe Vera Gel
By ChefDebbie on November 7, 2016

Don't waste money on store-bought aloe gel that doesn't offer relief but does drain your wallet!

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An Arrangement for Each SeasonAn Arrangement for Each Season
By thequeen770 on November 5, 2016

An ivy draping over the side of a pot is always attractive, but being able to change the main event is even better.

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Convenient Method To Overwinter AnnualsConvenient Method To Overwinter Annuals
By SherriRaye on November 3, 2016

In the fall, I have always brought in cuttings from my annuals to overwinter and to have ready for my window boxes and pots for spring. I would grow them in 4-inch plastic pots on my windowsills covered with tin foil, which created a mess, and if I wanted to move them to another location, it took quite a while to move all of the separate pots.

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Use Your Garden To Decorate for FallUse Your Garden To Decorate for Fall
By Paul2032 on September 30, 2016

These simple and inexpensive ideas will look great from harvest to October and will add color and beauty to your porch.

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PVC Pipe Strawberry TowerPVC Pipe Strawberry Tower
By Englishgardener on September 24, 2016

How to create a tower of fresh strawberries when you have no space.

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Relationship-Building ProjectsRelationship-Building Projects
By Cuzz4short on September 22, 2016

Your significant other isn't really into your gardening or plant culture? Get creative and find ways to involve them. You just might spark their interest..

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Garden Recycling with Plastic Bread TraysGarden Recycling with Plastic Bread Trays
By Kathy547 on September 20, 2016

Uses for bread trays in and around the yard and garden.

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The Brown-Thumbed Gardener Strikes Again! My Christmas Amaryllis Project Part 2The Brown-Thumbed Gardener Strikes Again! My Christmas Amaryllis Project Part 2
By PAgirl63 on September 18, 2016

On January 24, 2015, I had an article published about growing Amaryllis flowers from bulbs that were encased in wax. I thought you might like to know how things turned out.

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Keeping Track of Your Garden Beds and Plants Using a CameraKeeping Track of Your Garden Beds and Plants Using a Camera
By beckygardener on September 16, 2016

Many gardeners need a way to easily keep track of their garden beds as well as their plants (especially if they are hybridizing). With camera in hand, I came up with two ideas that have worked for me.

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Mini Greenhouse from Old Floppy Disk Storage CasesMini Greenhouse from Old Floppy Disk Storage Cases
By herrwood on September 10, 2016

You remember floppy disks (if not, ask your parents). Everyone had them and saved copies of backup disks in these boxes . Well, it's time to give them a new life as mini greenhouses.

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Protecting the Pollen!  (...and the Pods?)Protecting the Pollen! (...and the Pods?)
By Polymerous on September 8, 2016

Every morning during daylily season, it has been a race to get to the daylilies and get their pollen before the marauding carpenter bees swoop in and steal it. Here is how I finally foiled them.

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Simple, Inexpensive Vertical GardeningSimple, Inexpensive Vertical Gardening
By Englishgardener on September 6, 2016

Vertical gardening is the ideal solution wherever space is at a premium. Create a vertical herb garden right outside your kitchen door. Do you live in a condo with a small patio? No problem. Vertical gardening is the Ideal solution.

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Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!
By luvsgrtdanes on September 4, 2016

Many gardeners hate morning glories, thinking they are invasive and can take over the garden, especially purpureas. They can be troublesome if not controlled, but it's easy to keep them from getting out of control.

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Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!
By nativeplantlover on September 2, 2016

Create a Hobbit house for the kids, or for the big kid in you!

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Bugs and Garden Visitors ..Bugs and Garden Visitors ..
By PeggyC on September 1, 2016

Do you really want bugs/visitors in your garden?

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Gardening GoldGardening Gold
By crawgarden on August 31, 2016

Use corn gluten for pre-emergence control.

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The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
By dave on August 30, 2016

We reveal the winners! Come take a look.

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DIY Mini Flower Pot TrellisDIY Mini Flower Pot Trellis
By Suga on August 28, 2016

I made these mini trellises out of recycled lamp parts.

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Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
By dave on August 27, 2016

Voting has begun on the 2016 Caladiums 4 Less Photo Contest. There isn't a huge number of photos, but lots of great ones! Come choose your favorites and cast your votes for the ones you think should win.

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Canning TipsCanning Tips
By Mizshelli on August 26, 2016

Want to share your harvest, or just keep those awesome tomatoes longer? Here are some tips from a lifelong food preserver.

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