Your All Things Plants newsletter for November 24, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 15 new members.
- 105 new threads.
- 1,773 new posts.
- 2,401 new images to the plant database.
- 121 new comments in the plant database.
There were 6 new gardening ideas posted last week:
November 23, 2012
|Recycle your old hose|
|Don’t throw away that old, leaky garden hose. Using a small bit, drill holes in the hose, spacing them about six inches apart. Give some thought as to how far from female end of the hose you want the holes to start. Drill all the way through the hose, so that you’re making two holes at once. Cap the male end with an old soaker hose cap or an old nozzle. Voilà! A free soaker hose!|
November 20, 2012
|Clean hard water deposits from clay or plastic pots by spraying with a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and water. Let the pot sit a few minutes; then use a scrub brush to loosen residue and rinse with fresh water.|
November 19, 2012
|Newspapers as a tree wrap|
|To prevent tree scalding in the winter, don't bother with "tree wrap". Just get some news papers, wrap those around the trunk of the tree, and use Duct Tape to keep the newspaper in place. I prefer the bright orange duct tape so I will remember to take if off in the spring. Just don't wrap the newspapers tight around the trunk.|
November 18, 2012
|Winterize your garden equipment|
|If you haven't already, now is the time to put away your motorized gardening equipment. Drain the gas and the oil, repair and replace any parts that need maintenance including filters and spark plugs, clean the dirt and grime away, cover and store it for the season. |