How To Collect And Use Rainwater In The Garden

How To Collect And Use Rainwater In The Garden
Water is a precious commodity, and drought conditions have become the new norm across much of the country. Read on to learn more about rainwater gardens, which are beautiful, useful and environmentally friendly. There are numerous rainwater garden features available to home gardeners, including rainwater collection ponds, cisterns, rain barrels, terraces, and various water diversion... 
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11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost

11 Best Composting Tips To Create A Perfect Compost
Composting is certainly by far the main way to naturally enrich your soil and every gardener must do it. So here are 11 best composting tips that will make composting easier. Just add water. If your compost is not broken, add water until the consistency is similar to that of a moist wrung-out sponge. Shred... 
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Smart Fruit Collecting Net For Your Garden

Smart Fruit Collecting Net For Your Garden
The Fruit collecting net by a whole group of designers needs no explanation. Even the image is self explanatory. Fruits can fall at the most random, unpredictable times, and when they fall to the ground, they can get damaged or covered with bugs/germs. The Fruit collecting net is an elegant solution to this problem that... 
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How To Organize A Mini Garden Storage Shed

How To Organize A Mini Garden Storage Shed
Don’t know how to organize your garden storage shed? Then here’ s a great idea. Mount sheets of pegboard and hang shelves. Sheets of pegboard are mounted inside the shed on the back and side walls, then hooks were added. Here the tabletop is 36 inches off the floor – the standard height of kitchen... 
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10 Smart And Easy Seed Starting tips

10 Smart And Easy Seed Starting tips
Few gardening pursuits are as rewarding as growing your own plants from seed. Don’t know how to do that right? Keep records to allow for better planning. Record when seeds are sown, the germination date and success rate, and when seedlings are ready for transplanting each year. Store seed properly to maintain viability. To maintain... 
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How To Save Lily Bulbs In The Winter

How To Save Lily Bulbs In The Winter
Container grown lilies are simple to save until the next bloom period. Cut off spent flowers and allow the greenery to die back. Diminish watering as the plant begins to go dormant. Once all the foliage has died back, dig up the bulbs and separate any that have split into offsets. Offsets are new bulbs... 
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How To Store Vegetables For Winter

How To Store Vegetables For Winter
Many vegetables will keep for months in cold storage, if you can provide the right conditions. Here are some tips to store them. Store only fully mature vegetables. Immature fruits and vegetables will rot quickly. Hold off harvesting as long as possible, especially with root vegetables that can withstand some frost. Do not store vegetables... 
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How To Save Or Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How To Save Or Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Don’t toss the seeds when you’re carving pumpkins. Save them for planting next spring, or roast them for a tasty snack. If you’re picking a pumpkin from your garden, wait to harvest until the pumpkin is deep orange, makes a hollow ‘thunk’ sound when tapped, and the stem has turned completely yellow. This will ensure... 
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How To Organize A Saucer For Your Houseplant

How To Organize A Saucer For Your Houseplant
Basic plant and planter facts: almost every plant needs drainage, using rocks instead of drainage only kinda works sometimes—and only if you’re really lucky, every ceramic pot and saucer has the potential to “sweat” if left with standing water in them. Take a saucer and fill it with pretty rocks, glass, or marbles. Another way... 
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