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How do you water a small cactus

How do you water a small cactus | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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You give it sufficient amount of water to completely soak the soil and you water it no more than 3 times a year. Cactus are xerophytes and they will die if over watered. I read a story about a man who was growing cactus in New England, he used to read the weather reports for Phoenix, Arizona and when it rained there he watered his cactus.

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Mother's Day

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How To Grow Potatoes

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101 Gardening: Did you know that grapes can be trained into patio trees?

101 Gardening: Did you know that grapes can be trained into patio trees? | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Did you know that grapes can be trained into patio trees?

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101 Gardening: Western Garden Book of Edibles

101 Gardening: Western Garden Book of Edibles | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Western Garden Book of Edibles

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101 Gardening: Popsicle Sticks Bird Feeders

101 Gardening: Popsicle Sticks Bird Feeders | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Popsicle Sticks Bird Feeders

 

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101 Gardening: A useful home landscaping guide

101 Gardening: A useful home landscaping guide | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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A useful home landscaping guide – what plants to use where around your home's foundation.

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101 Gardening: Basil Gardening tips

101 Gardening: Basil Gardening tips | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Basil Gardening tips

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101 Gardening: Tips for growing squash

101 Gardening: Tips for growing squash | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

 

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How to grow sprouted onions

How to grow sprouted onions | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to grow sprouted onions

 

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Starting sweet potato slips

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Starting sweet potato slips

 

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DIY rock covered bucket

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Here’s the quick play by play on how to make this rock covered bucket!

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How to make mosaic stepping stones

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How to make mosaic stepping stones

 

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The Best Way to Pick Cucumbers

The Best Way to Pick Cucumbers | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

 

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5 Steps for a Long Lasting Blowout

5 Steps for a Long Lasting Blowout | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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5 Steps for a Long Lasting Blowout

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101 Gardening: Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass)

101 Gardening: Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away–very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.

 

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101 Gardening: How to grow mariachi peppers

101 Gardening: How to grow mariachi peppers | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to grow mariachi peppers

 

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101 Gardening: Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces

101 Gardening: Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces

 

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101 Gardening: If you grow it for the fruit or the root, you need full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, partial shade is all you need.

101 Gardening: If you grow it for the fruit or the root, you need full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, partial shade is all you need. | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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If you grow it for the fruit or the root, you need full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, partial shade is all you need.

 

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101 Gardening: Planter Water Reservoir

101 Gardening: Planter Water Reservoir | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Keep your container garden happy and thriving on long hot days by installing a hidden water reservoir. All you need is an empty plastic bottle around the same height as your planter. It will be easier to start with a new planting than an established container.

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101 Gardening: Homemade butterfly feeder

101 Gardening: Homemade butterfly feeder | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Homemade butterfly feeder

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Homemade Wasp Traps

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Homemade Wasp Traps

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Giant Tomato Tree

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The Giant Tomato Tree is a gardener’s dream come true! It is a virtual tomato factory with a new crop of farm fresh tomatoes each week, every week. You can produce up to 180 pounds of super-sized tomatoes for less than a penny a piece. This amazing Giant Tomato Tree zooms to a towering eight feet tall in just 90 days!


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How do you Plant a Tree That Will Thrive

How do you Plant a Tree That Will Thrive | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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If you want your newly planted tree to grow and be healthy, you can't just stick it in a hole in the ground and hope for the best. We'll show you how to plant a tree that will thrive, extend its roots and enhance your landscape. The tree shown is a Summercrisp pear tree, but the steps are the same for any variety.

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Plants for mosquito control

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Plant a Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET.

 

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How to make a Worm Tower

How to make a Worm Tower | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to make a Worm Tower - Drill lots of holes in a pvc pipe. Bury all but 6 inches in garden. Place kitchen scraps in the hole. Worms will come in and eat and then transfer the goodies throughout the garden.

 

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