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Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Gertens Plant Finder. Spring Gardening on the Cheap. If your thumb is even slightly green, a home garden can go a long way to cutting your grocery bills.

Spring Gardening on the Cheap

The National Gardening Association estimates you’ll get a half-pound of vegetables for each square foot in your garden, or roughly $600 in produce over the course of a season for the average 600-square-foot plot. DIY Succulent Table. Matti's Succulent Table Mission DIY succulent table complete.

DIY Succulent Table

I’ve wanted to make this baby for months. It’s a dissected old shipping crate and some other random scraps of wood lying around the house turned into a patio side table with a planting strip down the middle. Old shipping crate deconstructed. The next couple of pics show a bit of the process. Center planting box layed out. The outside walls were about the same shape as I wanted the table, and I started to build everything around that size. Table tops getting set in. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking.

You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates: ginger grass. Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it. The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity. Ginger grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11. To grow your ginger plants, buy a couple small pieces of ginger root at the store. Create your own Vertical Garden - Living walls and Vertical Gardens.

Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces!

Create your own Vertical Garden - Living walls and Vertical Gardens

Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits. The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems by Bright Green. There are two different sized panels (10 and 45), and each are planted, then hung on the wall using their included mounting bracket. The last images are of living walls made from felt pockets. These ‘pockets’ are very easy to install and plant.

My Tiny Plot. How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally. In 2004, two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J.

How to grow a Rainbow Rose, Naturally

Zandbergen, experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals rainbow colored. As petals get their nourishment through stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in a different colored water. This way all the colors will be drawn by the stem into petals and resultant rose will have all the colors in it. The same method can be applied to other flowers especially to Chrysanthemum and Hydrangea. You can use the same idea to color any flower, anyway you like. Sources: 1, 2, 3 Watch: Flowers Color Time Lapse. 7 Cheap But Beautiful DIY Garden Decor Ideas. The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden.

At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter.

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden

The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season. Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste. If it’s still too cold to plant outside where you are (or if you’re short on space!) This hanging herb garden is the perfect project to get you in gear for spring. What you’ll need: Tin containers with snap-on plastic lids (tea, cocoa, and coffee cans are a good bet), coat hangers, pliers, scissors, herbs (I bought basil, rosemary, dill, and cilantro for about $2.50 each), masking tape, coffee filters, a nail, a hammer, X-acto knife, scrap fabric or paper, and glue or spray adhesive.

Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers - Organic Gardening. Each spring, I grow legions of onions and shallots from seed, and my biggest challenge is keeping them weeded.

Companion Planting With Vegetables and Flowers - Organic Gardening

Last year, I planted pinches of arugula between the short rows of shallots, and the leafy, fast-growing arugula smothered any weeds and showed remarkably little damage from flea beetles, which often plague it. The arugula was ready to harvest just when the shallots needed room to grow. In a eureka moment, I realized I had discovered a vegetable companion-planting partnership I could use year after year to make my garden healthier and more productive. The idea of “companion planting” has been around for thousands of years, during which time it has become so besmirched with bad science and metaphysics that many gardeners aren’t sure what it means. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! Companion planting. I am keen to try out companion planting – the practice of planting beneficial plants with each other.

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Raisedbed.pdf (application/pdf Object) Your fruit, herb and vegetable garden. Growing Herbs - How To Grow Herbs. Harvesting Vegetables Articles-6.