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12 things you Should never compost

I recently wrote an article which talked about a long list of weird things that you can compost which you might not have thought about.   Today, I am doing to discuss those things you should never compost. Vegetable gardening is greatly enhanced with adding organic matter formed by composting. If you enjoy growing vegetables, you will …

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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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DIY Compost Screen with Garden Trays

Composting allows me to add some organic matter to my garden, but the material often needs sifting. Instead of buying a compost sifter, I made my own DIY Compost Screen by using common plastic garden trays. These trays are readily available at most garden centers when you purchase a flat of seedlings.  The come with …

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Butternut Pumpkin by the Buckets in my Garden

Butternut pumpkin (also known as butternut squash) is one of my favorite fall vegetables. Cooking this vegetable in the oven brings out the sweetness in it.  It looks as though it will be the star of my vegetable garden this year! Butternut pumpkins can be cooked so many ways. I love to roast them, and …

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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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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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Vinegar Tips – Long Lasting Cut Flowers & More

These vinegar tips will have your home and garden purring like a cat in no time at all.  Vinegar has so many uses. Since it has antibacterial and antifungal qualities, its use as a cleaner is often toute. But don’t let it stop there., From its usefulness in the garden to helping to keep your …

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