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Provide a safe place for Bee's to drink. By placing marbles in a bowl of water.

Bees need very shallow water to drink from. To help hydrate our little pollinators, set up a bee bath by filling a pie pan with marbles and then water. The marbles give the bees a spot to land so that they don’t drown when they come to drink.

Grow Blueberries In A Pot: Depending on the variety you choose, it can take 2 or 3 years for a plant to start producing fruit but once it does, you’ll enjoy picking blueberries for many years to come. Here’s a tip sheet to get you started…"

Grow Blueberries In A Pot: Depending on the variety you choose, it can take 2 or 3 years for a plant to start producing fruit but once it does, youll enjoy picking blueberries for many years to come. Heres a tip sheet to get you started

Growing Carrots in Soda Bottles ...This will work in cavities of cinder blocks in my raised bed.

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle. so the kids can see what is happening, I love the idea. via : Soda Bottle Carrots: a Very Small Kitchen Garden

I never realized how much money I was wasting when I could have been regrowing my food at home including onions, potatoes, herbs, garlic and ginger.

Regrow Food from Scraps

How to Regrow Food from Kitchen Scraps ~ I never realized how much money I was wasting when I could have been regrowing my food at home including onions, potatoes, herbs, garlic and ginger.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (Ive always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge works beautifully.

Milk jug greenhouse

Milk Jug Seed Starters: This simple technique was developed for seeds that need to spend a winter outside before they will germinate, but it’s also a great method to start garden seeds in late winter if you don’t have indoor lights or a cold frame.

What to do with sage when you don't want your bountiful harvest to go to waste! There are so many ways that you an use it, as food and…

What to Do With Sage (Especially when you have too much!)

What to do with sage when you don't want your bountiful harvest to go to waste! There are so many ways that you an use it, as food and medicine!

Seed Saving Tips and Ideas • Great Tips and Tutorials! Including from 'tipnut', this tutorial on saving tomato seeds.

Seed Saving Tips and Ideas

Seed Saving Tips and Ideas Great Tips and Tutorials! Including from 'tipnut', this tutorial on saving tomato seeds.

Companion planting is the secret, the lettuce and the onions complement each other on shape, flavor and allows to plant more food in raised beds.

Companion planting: lettuce & onions complement each other on shape, flavour and allows to plant more food in raised beds.

Simple soil test and how to upgrade your soil structure. Fill quart jar 1/3 full of topsoil and add water to almost full. Shake to dissolve clumps & let jar sit overnight to determine soil structure and how to improve it. Excellent stuff on this site.

Organic Garden Soil: Use Organic Compost +more

Building Healthy Soil - Simple soil test and how to upgrade your soil structure. Fill quart jar full of topsoil and add water to almost full. Shake to dissolve clumps & let jar sit overnight to determine soil structure and how to improve it.

Growing Herbs Indoors >> Herb gardening is a great hobby to have even if you're not into the whole "tilling up the land" kind of gardening. Growing herbs indoors is simple and fun!

Growing Herbs Indoors: A Year-Round Harvest

GRoWiNG HeRBS iNDooRS ____Herb Gardening is a great hobby to have even if you're not into the whole "tilling up the land" kind of gardening. Growing herbs indoors is simple & fun!

These Parent Organization Hacks will Save your Sanity! Well, I that in the very least it saves you some time or headaches along the way of getting through the week.  Being a parent can be so overwhelming and throw in friends, work, extra-curricular activities, religious organizations…. things can get quickly out of hand. Today, I …

Organization: Free Printables to help you organize every aspect of your life! super simple methods to keep your papers and affairs in order! Important documents Easy system! and its totally free!

4. Don't throw out the water your boil your eggs in. This water contains tons of calcium that your plants will love. Just let the water cool and dump it on your plants. I also save my egg shells, rinse them out real well, smash them up then mix them with dirt and/or potting soil before planting any plants. For someone who doesn't have a green thumb, I have had great success with this.

Boiled Eggs: Don't throw out the water you boil your eggs in. It contains tons of calcium plants love. Let water cool and dump it on plants. Save egg shells, rinse them out really well, crumble, then mix in with dirt and/or potting soil before planting.

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