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The Windowfarms Project. Vinegar Weed Killer in Frugal Tips, Homemade Cleaners. Like it?

Vinegar Weed Killer in Frugal Tips, Homemade Cleaners

Pin it! This fun gardening tip comes from frugal friend Julie, who shared it on The Frugal Girls Facebook page! If you’ve been wanting a way to kill those pesky weeds without paying big bucks for harsh chemicals… here’s a great frugal alternative: White Vinegar! That’s it! Simply fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spray generously on all parts of the weed ~ leaves and root area. Don’t dillute ~ use full-strength vinegar, and spray earlier in the day when the weeds are in full sun. Be careful to spray only on the weeds you want to kill, and keep away from your grass and plants that you want to live! I put this to the test, and it really works!! Here is a weed near my driveway… Here is the weed near my driveway 1 minute after spraying with vinegar… {buh-bye, weed}

Container Gardening Ideas - Do It Yourself. Newspaper Seedling Pots. These seedling pots will disintegrate easily, they do not allow for overwatering, and they are free!

Newspaper Seedling Pots

I definately prefer them to last year’s egg carton method. You’ll need: some newspaper & a small bottle (my ibuprofin bottle works great) Step 1: Tear off one half-sheet of newspaper. Step 2: Fold it in half. Step 3: Roll your newspaper piece around your bottle tightly. Step 4: With the bottle still inside, fold one half down against the bottle’s bottom. Step 5: You’ll be left with a point. Step 6: Smash it down good. Step 7: Make a tear about two centimeters long on one side of your pot, and then again on the opposite side. Step 8: Lay your pot down and fold the edge down one cm, and then fold a second time as far as your tears allow.

Step 9: If you squeeze your torn ends together your pot will get its shape back. Step 10: Place them on a tray that won’t mind getting wet and dirty. Step 11: If your window lacks the warmth, use cellophane to cover your seedlets until they are well sprouted. Use your Noodle, Get a Noodlehead. Window Farming. Succulent garden. Inverted Tomato Planter. I've been making these for the past couple years and people often ask me how I do it.

Inverted Tomato Planter

Today I decided to document my method for creating these wonderful, space-saving planters that let you grow delicious tomatoes in the tiniest of spaces. The design is simple: it's basically a hanging planter with a hole cut into the bottom and a tomato plant pushed through the hole. On the top of the planter you can put anything you want: flowers, herbs, or other small plants. I'm using oregano, because it can be easily grown in a pot this size, and it makes a wonderful seasoning for the tomatoes in a fresh garden salad.

The tomatoes I'm using are a variety called "Supersweet 100". Properly watered and cared for, a planter like this can yield a great harvest. Regarding planting time, you should follow the instructions that come with the plant, usually located on the back of the little plastic tag that indicates the variety. Little Lucy Lu: How does your garden grow...? I have absolutely no idea.

Little Lucy Lu: How does your garden grow...?

I was absent the day the good Lord passed out green thumbs. No joke. You know those "spider " plants...? They're some kind of (usually) green viney/leafy houseplant that are supposed to be impossible to kill. Mmm-hmm. And then there was gardening ... Let's begin with a little bit of my "gardening history": Growing up, I lived out in the middle of the woods ... not exactly ideal farm land.

(My husband, on the other hand, grew up on a very large farm ... where they grew things for a living.) So two years ago, after having lived on our own property for several years, he decided it was high-time we grow a garden. Strike one.I'm pretty sure I saw steam come out of my husband's ears that day. He figured wrong. Enter: more steam. And now we have arrived back in the present. So this year, when my husband brought up the idea of a garden again ... Step one: Build raised beds. Step two: Paint raised beds the color of the year (at our house, anyway) - turquoise blue.