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Square Foot Gardening Layout

The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are: 1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas. 2. Build boxes to hold a new soil mix above ground. 3. Space boxes 3′ apart to form walking aisles. 4. Fill boxes with Mel’s special soil mix: 1/3 blended compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 coarse ...

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How do you identify poison ivy

To the untrained eye, the poison ivy plant (Toxicodendron radicans) can often be difficult to notice as you’re walking around in the woods. However, by doing some studying right now you can shorten your learning curve for identifying it in the field. With practice over time, you’ll get really good at spotting it when you are out and about. Eventually, ...

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How to plant root bound plants

How to plant root bound plants: Make numerous downward cuts so that the circular roots are cut. This forces the roots to grow outward when they are replanted. Remove any brown or black roots, which are most likely dead. Keep the white roots, which are alive. ‘Massage’ the root ball of your plant, which will help loosen the roots even ...

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Shishkaball Ball-Drop Game

The heyday of classic board games like Ker-Plunk and Jenga may be long gone, but you can re-create that heady feeling of pulling out a piece and waiting to see if everything comes crashing down. You can do it in a yard-size version that’s sure to become the raucous centerpiece of any summer gathering. All you need is :

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List of Cooking Herbs

List of Cooking Herbs : Dill : Has feathery fern-like leaves. Best used fresh to flavor sauces, Fish, & Pichles. Marjoram : Better fresh, but okay dried. chop with a little olive oil & rub it on fish or meat to, be grilled or sauteed. it’s great with lamb. Sage : Use sage leaves whole. lay a few leaves on ...

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How to Grow Asparagus Crowns

It might seem very simple to love gardening, but you should know by now, that not everything is like it seems to be. Well, gardening might get complicated sometimes. Why? Because there isn’t everythin in your control, there are storms, there is the pH, there is the sun and the rain and plants can be very complicated to grow, they ...

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Window Hummingbird Feeder

I like this feeder because it works great. The birds fly up to the window and you can see them eat up close. I have been standing by the window before and the hummingbird still came right up to the feeder on the other side of the window. Through the glass, he was less than 2 feet away. It’s easy ...

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Growing broccoli at home

When to Plant : For spring/summer broccoli harvest, start seeds indoors 6 to 9 weeks before last frost and place in the garden 1 to 3 weeks prior to last frost. For fall/winter harvest, sow seeds directly in the garden 10 to 12 weeks before first frost. Soil : Well-drained soil amended with compost. Watering : Keep well watered. Mulch ...

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Tree Stumps Removal

Tree Stump Removal – Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves.

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DIY Milk Carton Planter

This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together. How To : To make your milk carton planter first cut the top third off of your half gallon or 2 litre milk carton. Next tear some ...

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