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How To Keep Your Nails Clean When Gardening

How To Keep Your Nails Clean When Gardening | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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You don't like wearing gloves hen gardening, What to do?!, Just Slide your fingernails across soap bar to prevent dirt from collecting underneath!

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Got Weeds? Use Vinegar

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

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Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts - just cut, place in water, and watch them grow back in days...

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Safe Composting Tips

Safe Composting Tips | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Collect all grass clipping and yard trash but be certain to mix with the "brown" materials like leaves and shredded paper to add carbon. Do not compost meats or pet dropping. Stick with food scraps and yard waste only. Avoid all pesticides or herbicide treated material. Keep your compost damp but not wet.

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Growing Beans sandwich bag for Kids

Growing Beans sandwich bag for Kids | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Place the beans in the sandwich bag with the wet paper towel and seal the bag. The beans will sprout in 3-4 days.

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PVC Strawberry hanging garden

PVC Strawberry hanging garden | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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PVC Strawberry hanging garden

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Plastic Bottle Hanging Planter Vase

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Green Home Ideas : Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Green Home Ideas : Pigeon Toe Ceramics | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Here are some tips on how to grow okra

Here are some tips on how to grow okra | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Okra have to be planted late in the spring or early summer when the ground is warm. it should then be thinned so the seedling are spaced 12 to 18 inches apart. it grows very fast and should be harvested frequently While still tender. Harvesting every few days will prevent hardness.

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6 Steps to grow peppers

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How to build a concrete planter box

How to build a concrete planter box | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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All you need are a few - pavers, - landscape-block adhesive, and a little time. Wait 24 hours for everything to cure and you're ready to move your new planters into place and fill them with dirt and greenery.

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Plastic bottle mini greenhouse

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2-liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses (or cloches). They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain.

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Planting seeds in eggshells

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Save your large egg shells next time you bake, wash them out (or not!) and plant them with seeds. Once the plants are large enough, just transfer the whole egg into the ground. The shell is actually a great fertilizer and the roots will be able to break right through.

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Automatic Outdoor Pet Drinking Fountain

Automatic Outdoor Pet Drinking Fountain | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Our dog loves it and so do we. He's taught other dogs to use it as well. He figured out how to avoid the hot water in the pipes on hot days, by going up to it and letting it run for a minute before he takes a drink. Before we got the Water Dog, he would tip his bowl over, or it would get full of dirt and mud. This removes the bowl from being a play toy, and assures him of fresh, cool, available water everytime he wants it. He gets excited every Spring when it goes back up....

 
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Growing a Pineapple in Water From a Pineapple Top

Growing a Pineapple in Water From a Pineapple Top | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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First, Firmly twist the crown off. It will come off fairly easily. Then take the crown and pull off the lower leaves until you have about an inch or more of the core. You don't need them and they will get in the way of rooting the pineapple. Fill a jar with water and plop your crown into the jar. Place your pineapple jar in an area that gets decent light. then Within two weeks, some nice roots should develop. Then you can plant the pineapple whenever you're ready.

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Why You Need to Add Raised Beds to Your Garden

Why You Need to Add Raised Beds to Your Garden | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Mini Greenhouse Plastic Bottle

Mini Greenhouse Plastic Bottle | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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2-Liter Soda Bottles have several great uses! If you cut the bottom off, you can use them to cover seedlings like mini greenhouses. They also protect them from frost, wind, and strong rain.

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Isopropyl Alcohol = bug spray

Isopropyl Alcohol = bug spray | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Isopropyl Alcohol = bug spray. In fact, it's the only thing we've found that kills stink bugs without them spraying. We've also sprayed wasps in the air and they were dead when they hit the ground.

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The best raised garden bed i have used

The best raised garden bed i have used | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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I live in the hot humid south and even the best wood raised gardens don't last. So I decided to try something else that would take the moisture and heat. All of the products I found that were other than wood appeared very challenging to put together and/or required tools I don't own.

This one looked simple enough so i bought 3 of them and gave it a try. Wow, it was so simple to put together. I had one together in about 15 minutes, the only tool needed was a rubber mallet. My 12 yr. old grandson and his 10 yr. sister assembled the other 2 in 30 minutes.

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Beautiful Concrete Garden Furniture | World In Green

Beautiful Concrete Garden Furniture | World In Green | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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cheap 5 blade herb scissors

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5 blade herb scissors: These are everything I expected and more. They make such quick work of chopping herbs that I went a little crazy with them today. Don't be an idiot like me and run your fingers over the blades...they're sharp! I don't know what I was thinking. The built-in blade cleaner on the guard is PERFECT.

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Make your own safe wasp trap

Make your own safe wasp trap | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Make your own safe wasp trap without attracting and killing bees.

first Cut the top off a plastic bottle to make a funnel. Then turn the funnel up-side-down so it fits inside the container. this will make it a easy to enter but not to leave. Then add a blend of vinegar, sugar and salt.
Keep the trap out of the rain or it will quickly fill with rain water.

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How to Prune Tomatoes

How to Prune Tomatoes | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit.

Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.

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Growing Cilantro in Pots Continually

Growing Cilantro in Pots Continually | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Growing potatoes in a laundry basket

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