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Whatever you’re paying for high-priced garden solutions, it is far too much! Many concoctions can be made with ingredients you have in your pantry. Here are a few recipes I’ve found to be effective and can be made at home by any frugal gardener. ROSE SPRAY -helps prevent diseases such as rust, blackspot, and powdery mildew.
Synopses & Reviews In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Organized by theme within seasons, topics include color, fragrance, foliage, grasses, edible flowers and much more, all presented in photographs of gardens that show planted combinations from a wide variety of climates and conditions.
Home grow watercress at home Growing watercress at home is actually Very easy despite the myth that watercress needs flowing water in order to grow. Although watercress will grow with better overall results in clean flowing water such a a stream or a quiet river flow which is the watercress’s natural habitat, I have grown my own watercress without flowing / running water in containers at home with great results.
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By Kathee Mierzejewski When you are planning your garden, you might want to include planting parsnips among your carrots and other root vegetables. Parsnips are related to the carrot, which is another root vegetable.
Onion is a bulbous perennial or biennial herb believed to be native to western Asia. Numerous varieties are cultivated worldwide.
Adapted from Pub. NE 208 published by the Cooperative Extension Services of the Northeast States History of Herbs
page 3 When going outside to cut bouquets, I bring along a container of water and a sharp pair of pruners or scissors.
By Deb Wiley
If you have a sore throat, take some honey.[ Honey has powerful antimicrobial properties, which can soothe your raw tissues. Pour a teaspoon of honey into a large serving spoon and then top off the spoon with lemon juice. Swallow the concoction (without water) every few hours until symptoms clear up.
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It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields .
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Landscaping sounds complex to those of us not gifted with green thumbs – but making paths, patios or decks to define space in a garden or yard can be as simple as slicing sections of wood and infilling the gaps with sand. Sure, you have to cut or buy the log slices but at least you do not need to grow anything in the process. Katy Elliott spotted these at a flower show but they would make a great do-it-yourself garden project.
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