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How To Make Biodegradable Mini Planters From Toilet Paper Rolls

Interesting. Haven't tried it but biodegradable is always better than the plastic pots so worth a try. Saves you money and instant mulch when planting out. Wondering how they'd survive being watered daily for a few weeks before planting out.

7 Natural Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden

Yeah it's full of ads but a surprisingly useful page. We don't have crab grass here but we do have couch grass so going to try bicarb to kill off some roots.

 

17 Excellent Uses of Lavender

Gorgeous stuff!

Growing Lavender

Sadly my lavendar lasted quite a few years then died of some mildew disease. There's a lovely big bush of it at work though so shall be stealing another cutting very soon.

How to Create a Greenhouse out of a Trampoline!

ohhh this is very good. I probably won't create one as we're meant to be moving soon and it would be too hard to transport. Plus my trampoline frame is square dammit. But there are some other great tips in there for any greenhouse of any size.

 

 

10 Natural Homemade Organic Fertilizer Recipes

These actually look quite do-able without having to buy a lot of extra ingredients. Plus I might be encouraged to clean the fish tanks more regularly. Not so sure about the recycled dog and cat food one. Doesn't seem to do a lot of good for the garden when the dogs and cats recycle it themselves. But blood and bone....?

No turn composting

A rather smart way to make compost without breaking your back. I do something similart with things like old fly screens and clothes horses to help raise it all.

 

Indoor Plants that Clean the Air and Remove Toxins

Apparently I need to bring the Spider Plant inside. Update: Just moved my pots from under the tree outside and discovered that the Spider Plant is working on moving itself inside, one garden section at a time.

Ooo another site for air cleansing plants:

Nineteen Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

Most of which would die in my house. I'm particularly good at killing Rubber Plants, Palms and Ferns.

Grow Your Own Ginger At Home!

There is another step to this if you buy your ginger from a shop (organic is different) as the ginger there is treated with a growth inhibitor to make it last longer on the shelf. So before you do anything else you need to soak those suckers in water for..........I can't remember now but a day or two usually does the trick. Don't put the jar somewhere inside and forget about it while soaking or you'll end up with something so foul smelling after a couple of weeks that you'll all have to evacuate the house to breathe without barfing. I now have a life time ban from soaking ginger inside after the kids spent days hunting for the smell.

 

8 House Plants That Are Easy To Keep Alive

I have managed to kill both a Christmas Cactus and an Aloe. But in my defense they were outside at the time. Handy list though if you're wanting to bring the garden indoors and not kill it off once you do.

How to get rid of earwigs.

 


How to get rid of the dreaded Cabbage Moth

the dreaded cabbage moth

DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls

free instructions to make concrete hand plant holders

The Tomato Stuff

my poor little millipede chewed tomatoes

 

Removing Weeds

"So my wife found something awesome, 1 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt and a couple of squirts of dawn dish detergent... Kills weeds and grass in less than two hours, and it's safe for kids and pets and less than $5.....that is all"

No idea who that is but it sounds useful so keeping it.

Garden Seed Hack: Effortless and Perfectly Spaced Rows

planting seeds in perfect rows