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Tips On Planting With Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots
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Tips On Planting With Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

There are many homemade ways make biodegradable containers to start your own seeds, from toilet paper rolls, newspapers and eggshells. Commercially, peat pots like these have been around for decades.MrBrownThumb says, “not all biodegradable seed starting pots are created equal.” Ramon, AKA MrBrownThumb, has an good article offering tips on selecting commercial seed starter pots, plus watering the young seedlings, planting the pots when ready.

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How to Make A Cold Frame For Gardening Video

The place of the coldframe and hotbed in the culture of plants is second in importance only to the garden itself. Managed correctly, no piece of garden equipment will yield more per dollar invested.A coldframe and hotbed have many purposes. Although the primary function is to supply plants for early crops, long before it is possible to sow seeds outdoors, the coldframe can be kept in operation throughout most of the year as an auxiliary to the garden.
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How To Grow a 100 Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

Container gardening is not only for colorful flowers, but also for those interested in maximizing their yields.Growing potatoes in a barrel reduces weeding, exposure to pests and fungi and better looking potatoes.Over at the UrbanConversion blog they’ve boiled everything down into 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest.
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How To Make A Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter

We’ve shared two post on growing strawberries which people really liked.The strawberry tower in a 5 gallon bucket and the strawberry pallet planter tutorial. We found another for those really tight on space a vertical strawberry planter in pvc pipe.Check out the tutorial at the link below…JOIN Our FREE Plant Care NewsletterBy entering your email address you agree to receive a daily email newsletter from Plant Care Today.
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20 Overlooked Uses for Honey

Bees play an important role in plant production helping to pollinate the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. Just in case you didn’t know – September is National Honey Month.Honey is a wonderful food. It may not be a plant but honey is a different kind of harvest, a different kind of “fruit.”Have you stopped to think of all the ways you use honey in your daily life?
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Growing Tomatoes Upside Down: Pros and Cons

Most of us have seen the commercials for “Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter” and how you’ll be able to grow enough tomatoes to start your own farm… yea right!Truth is the tomatoes will grow “upside down” but are they really better grown that way? As with most things in life, there are pros and cons.
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How To Make Biodegradable Mini Planters From Toilet Paper Rolls

If you plan on starting your own vegetable and flower seeds, you can get a little more mileage out of that toilet paper roll. Make yourself a “mini-planter” that you can plant pot and all!Making this biodegradable mini-planter is pretty simple – scissors and a toilet paper or paper towel roll is all that’s required.
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Tips On Planting With Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

There are many homemade ways make biodegradable containers to start your own seeds, from toilet paper rolls, newspapers and eggshells. Commercially, peat pots like these have been around for decades.MrBrownThumb says, “not all biodegradable seed starting pots are created equal.” Ramon, AKA MrBrownThumb, has an good article offering tips on selecting commercial seed starter pots, plus watering the young seedlings, planting the pots when ready.
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How to Find Free Pots And Containers For Your Garden

When it comes to potting things up, it seems like you never have enough containers of the right size.If you’ve ever had the pleasure of buying a new plastic pot down at garden center, the price can be expensive.Having some extra pots especially in larger sizes comes come in handy for more than potting a plant.
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12 Ways To Use Wood Ash In The Home and Garden

Fire is an element that can cause great harm to the environment. However natural wildfires can actually be quite beneficial.Wood ashes in gardening holds many nutritious elements for plants. It is important to be careful in choosing wood ash because some may have chemicals or still be hot.Among the uses for wood ash are neutralizing acidic soil since ash can act as a lime substitute.
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Peat Moss: How To Best Use Peat Moss In The Garden

Sphagnum peat moss first became available to gardeners as a soil amendment in the early 1900s. Since that time, the discovery revolutionized the way we grow plants.Sphagnum moss mostly came from Canada. The country’s peatlands produces about 40,000 hectares of Canadian sphagnum peat moss with 90 of it getting imported for US gardens.
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Banana Peels In The Garden – (12 How To Ideas And Uses)

If you compost, you already toss banana peels into your compost pile or compost bin.But, there are a number of other banana peel uses both as a natural fertilizer and as a natural pest repellent in the garden. In this article, we will share a wealth of smart ways to make the most of this valuable bit of trash.
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Should Pressure-Treated Lumber Be Used In A Vegetable Garden?

Many gardeners growing in a raised bed ask “Is pressure treated wood safe for vegetable gardens”?They fear the chemicals used in the treated wood of the raised bed will leach into the soil and the plants.Many years ago, gardeners embraced the introduction of pressure-treated lumber impregnated with CCA (chromated copper arsenate) as a dream come true.
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Fall Garden: How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

The fall garden… it’s that time of the year when the weather begins to cool and there’s a nip in the air, you know it’s time to begin preparing your garden for fall and winter.This is especially important for your vegetable garden. A smooth transition will help you get the greatest yield as you transition from the summer garden to a fall garden and then shut things down for the winter.
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Growing Bell Peppers For Gardening Beginners

So you’re interested in growing bell peppers!We find bell peppers in red, green, yellow and purple, plus they are loaded vitamin A and C.Another nice fact is that the crop cycle is not very long. In fact, you can harvest them in about 10-12 weeks with multiple peppers per plant.Gardening beginners can’t go wrong with growing bell peppers.
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7 Simple Solutions To Superpower Garden Soil And Growth

Do you want a rich, vibrant garden? This super collection of five items can supercharge your soil and improve garden growth.The solution may be hiding in your kitchen! Discover how fish bones and eggshells invigorate your marigolds. Put those messy banana peels to use along with epsom salt.These useful tips and more await you!
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Straw Bale Gardening: 10 “Easy Growing” Reasons To Try It

Straw bale gardening has been growing in popularity. It’s a unique way to garden that honestly, some people swear to… and other swear at. You’ll have to make up your own mind.The concept of gardening in straw bales wraps the world of raised bed gardens along with container gardening all into one “growing unit.
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Growing Tomatillos: How To Care, Grow And Use Tomatillos

The Tomatillo plant, an odd-looking distant tomato cousin and one of the essential ingredients in Mexican cuisine, especially recipes of green tomatillo salsa.These wild growing central American natives and member of the nightshade family are commonly found in local markets. Fresh tomatillos boast a sweet citrusy flavor.
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Growing Garlic: How To Grow Garlic – 5 Steps

It’s important when growing garlic to avoid the ones laced with chemicals found in store (most garlic is sprayed with chemicals). It’s best to plant garlic in Autumn, and avoid harvesting in a rainy season.First you need select the type of garlic you want to grow. Then, prepare the garden bed. A soil pH of 6-7 is ideal with lots of sunlight and mulch on it.
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HOW TO Tips For Growing Asparagus In Raised Beds

Growing asparagus in raised garden beds provides perennial asparagus plants a secluded spot for controlled growing conditions.It allows for undisturbed growth each year. A raised bed isolates the seed and crops from invasive weeds and grasses. With shallow roots Asparagus don’t compete well with weeds.
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