DIY rain barrel

How to Build a Rain Barrel

This is great since we don't have any outdoor hose hookups! How to Build a Rain Barrel. A dual barrel system that uses atmospheric pressure to equalize the water volume in both rain barrels. Use the water from your rain barrels to water your plants.

Clever Ideas for Gardeners

25 Clever Ideas Gardeners Won’t Want To Miss Gardening Ideas On A Budget

Inexpensive Mini Greenhouses - Brilliant!

Inexpensive Mini Greenhouses - These worked PHENOMENALLY for seed starting this year. It was nice to be able to easily carry them all in when there was a frost warning. I kept the lids on during the day to keep heat/moisture in. Love this idea!

How To Plant Bulbs in Containers -  In the Fall, place bulbs in the pot shoulder to shoulder, with no spaces in between.  Then top with a light layer of soil, just covering the tops of the bulbs. Water thoroughly.  Top with mulch.  Pot must go outside for the winter, as the bulbs must get weeks of cold in order to bloom.  However don't allow HARD freeze, which will kill the roots. Next year, they will bloom automatically.  ||

Planting Bulbs in Containers

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold! (If So Cal ever gets any winter cold this year).

Hanging vegetable garden.

Thorny problems

Wow what a great idea for a small space! I love the look of this hanging herb garden and love the hanging fruit basket idea. Why not take it outdoors?

Simple aphid control - something yellow covered in vaseline

Aphid Control Idea: I coat the yellow plastic cup on the outside, with Tree Tanglefoot, a very sticky substance that doesn’t wash off. The aphids are attracted to the color yellow, they fly onto the cups and the Tanglefoot catches them.

How to plant tomatoes for best results

How deep should I plant tomato seedlings? "Because feeder roots will form anywhere along a tomato stem, it's smart to get a strong root system by planting the seedling's root ball about three to four inches below ground in a small trench.

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herb and veggie garden...

Container herb garden tips I have to say that I just love this patio garden

10 Seed-starting tips...

10 Seed-Starting Tips

10 Seed-Starting Tips - Fine Gardening Article from nursery manager at Monticello

homemade miracle grow

My Purple Brick Road: Works for Me.Homemade Miracle Grow (egg shells and coffee grounds steeped in water for about a week)

What DOESN’T Go in the Compost Bin? [INFOGRAPHIC] - We Are Prepared Patriots

DIY Composting Guide: Thinking of starting a compost pile? Make sure you know what you should and should not compost. An easy summary to help you reuse waste in your garden. The Micro Gardener


How To Make Biodegradable Mini Planters From Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet paper rolls are those items that we use every day. Instead of just throwing those empty toilet paper tubes out, we can repurpose them as creative crafts for kids or home decoration. Here are Homemade Toilet Paper Roll Crafts for your inspiration.

Remember this! Going on Vacation? 3 DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden!

Going on Vacation? 3 DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden

I'm pretty sure I can round up some empty wine bottles for this project ; I'm pretty sure I can round up some empty wine bottles for this project ;

Lettuce grown in a hanging basket for a round ball of edible goodies.

Lettuce grown in a hanging basket for a round ball of edible goodies. Also lots of other great ideas of plant combinations for baskets & planters that are edible and look nice too!

Self watering hanging basket

Plant a Winter Hanging Basket

Self watering hanging basket. The link shows putting a small pot in center and filling with water but I like the water bottle idea shown in illustration.remember to line bottom with plastic bag (between the soil and fiber or moss) - Gardening For Life