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How to clean pesticides off fruits and vegetables

How to clean pesticides off fruits and vegetables | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to clean fruits and veggies. soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with non-organic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. And No, it doesn't change the taste.


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Repurpose an old refrigerator into an ice chest

Repurpose an old refrigerator into an ice chest | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Now this is a great Upcycle/Reuse! How fun - imagine a backyard party with this piece on your deck filled with ice and cold beverages!

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Metal Garden Border Edging

Metal Garden Border Edging | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Metal Garden Border Edging

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How Do You Kill Sugar Ants

How Do You Kill Sugar Ants | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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The sugar ants' name comes from their liking for sugar, but they are attracted to other savory food. They are commonly referred to as pests but their bites are not painful. They are found in many parts of the world, including the US.

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Soaking seeds before planting

Soaking seeds before planting | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate.

 

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How to get rid of gophers

How to get rid of gophers | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to get rid of gophers

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How to stop mosquitoes from breeding in my fountain

How to stop mosquitoes from breeding in my fountain | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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do you have mosquitoes breeding in your fountain here is how you can i get rid of them.

 

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how do you get rid of spider mites

how do you get rid of spider mites | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Spider mites They generally live on the undersides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silk webs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed.

 

 

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Growing Tulips in Pots

Growing Tulips in Pots | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit. I love this!

 

 

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How to make leaf stepping stones

How to make leaf stepping stones | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Be crafty! Create unique rhubarb stepping-stones with rhubarb leaves to enhance the look of your garden.


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LED string lights warm white

LED string lights warm white | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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I love the length, how tiny the lights are and how fine the wire is. What I'm not pleased with is the color. I find them to be cold led hue. I was hoping they would be more of a warm yellow. Oh well. I'll likely order more anyways via : http://alternative-energy-gardning.blogspot.com/2013/06/led-string-lights-warm-white.html
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Tree Stumps Removal

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Tree Stumps Removal

 

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Jane Jones's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:27 PM

This is a big tips ...lot of things can do how can we remove the tree stumps and this is one of it.,,

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Building a Living Fence

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Building a Living Fence

 

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Equisetum Horsetail Plants

Equisetum Horsetail Plants | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Equisetum Horsetail Plants

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Fernando Hortelano Vázquez de Prada's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:58 AM

#Equisetos enmacetados: una forma de tener controlado en el #jardín al #helecho más #invasivo

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Grow Hydrangea From Cutting

Grow Hydrangea From Cutting | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Find hydrangeas and cut some small branches. I find my cuttings while running around the neighborhood. yes!! I steal hydrangeas cuttings from the neighbors. ;)


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Planting Equisetum in pots

Planting Equisetum in pots | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Love this idea for multiple reasons : Equisetum grows so quickly and make even the newest newbie of a gardener feel accomplished and happy,   Equisetum can get out of control and the container will prevent that from happening. 

 

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How to get rid of voles in your garden

How to get rid of voles in your garden | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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How to get rid of voles in your garden

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How to Make a Petunia Tower

How to Make a Petunia Tower | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Basically, it's a ring of galvanized fencing lined with landscape fabric, then filled with potting soil. The petunias were planted through slits in the landscape fabric. This looks like a pretty easy do-it-yourself project!

 

 

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Damping Off Disease Treatment Using Cinnamon

Damping Off Disease Treatment Using Cinnamon | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Damping Off' diseases are the bane of seedlings. It is the gray white furry fungus that forms on the stems of your seedling right where they meet the starting mix.



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Homemade Wood Bees Killer Spray

Homemade Wood Bees Killer Spray | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Wood Bees - Nasty to get rid of. They come back year after year and more holes only attract more the following spring. And woodpeckers love to eat them. Once they bore into the wood and lay eggs, the woodpeckers will tear the place down getting at the larva.

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How to install a stone walkway

How to install a stone walkway | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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A dry-laid stone walk requires a bit of planning and some muscle to build. But the results are stunning and well worth the effort.

 

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Giant Chess Board

Giant Chess Board | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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I think this would be such a fun thing to have in my yard. It could either be used as a checkerboard, a chess board or to play a ton of games with my kids. Their imaginations would come alive with different ways to use this.

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Heirloom Vegetable Plants

Heirloom Vegetable Plants | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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Handed down from generation to generation, heirlooms have tended to be selected for flavor, not how well they survive shipping or how perfect they look. That’s why ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes are so sweet and juicy, lemon cucumbers so zesty and crunchy, and ‘Red Kuri’ winter squash so creamy and nutty-flavored.

 

 

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Growing Summer Squash on a Trellis

Growing Summer Squash on a Trellis | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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These tasty, wholesome vegetables are easy to grow, and so productive that even a small planting usually yields an abundant harvest. By following some simple guidelines for proper planting, you can grow summer squash on a trellis, and enjoy their bounty all summer long. via : http://alternative-energy-gardning.blogspot.com/2013/06/growing-summer-squash-on-trellis.html
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DIY Milk Carton Planter

DIY Milk Carton Planter | Backyard Gardening | Scoop.it
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This easy and effective planter is the perfect upcycle to spruce up your space. Simply cut an empty milk carton and wrap it in rough linen. Watch how easily this planter comes together.

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