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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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