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On The Spot Composting with Brown Lunch Bags

Don’t throw away those plain brown luncheon bags, or fast good restaurant bags after use. Save them for on the spot composting! If you don’t want the chore of composting with a large compost pile, you can still compost.  Just use recycled brown lunch bags.  They work great in any flower or vegetable garden. Keep …

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Rolling Compost Pile Method of Composting

A rolling compost pile is much easier to manage that a normal pile in a compost bin. I am committed to organic gardening. My vegetable garden is treated for insects with home made remedies and I control weeds by pulling and with vinegar. I do not use chemical fertilizers, but instead add organic matter formed …

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Expandable Curtain Rods as Plant Supports

All gardeners know the task of keeping tall flower stalks from flopping over. There are lots of retail supports that you can purchase, but they can be pricey and also sometimes are not the right lengths. A great creative gardening hack is to use expandable curtain rods as plant supports. The answer is easy.  Collect …

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Fans of the Gardening Cook share their favorite planters

I recently asked The Gardening Cook Facebook fans to submit their favorite planters When it comes to creative planters, the sky seems to be the limit.  Almost anything with an opening can become a garden planter. The Gardening Cook fans are an inventive group when it comes to thinking outside the box of normal pots.   …

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Brighten up your Outside Space with Tiki Planters

Tiki torch Planters add a nice bit of ambiance to your parties and have a more natural look than normal lighting does. There are lots of ideas for how to brighten up your patio space for night time entertaining.   This fun idea combines lighting and plants for a decorative effect that your party guests will …

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Wheelbarrow Planters – Reuse Re Purpose Recycle

Wheelbarrow planters are one things on my bucket list of must do gardening ideas.  I have been looking for just the right old fashioned wheelbarrow for months. I want to add them as focal pieces in my perennial garden beds. Since wheelbarrows are an often used garden tool, recycling them into planters just makes sense. …

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Test Garden – Experimenting with a Variety of Plants and Flowers

I have long dreamed of having a test garden. I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with various types of plants. Some turn out well and others don’t last the season, but I enjoy it all. Since I write about how to grow plants for my blog posts, I wanted a dedicated place where I can test growing …

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