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Top 10 Most Dangerous Plants in the World. 1. Most likely to eat a rat Giant Pitcher Plant: Nepenthes attenboroughii Discovered more than 5000 feet above sea level on Mount Victoria in the Philippines, the giant, carnivorous pitcher plant secretes a nectar-like substance to lure unsuspecting prey into a pool of enzymes and acid. A series of sticky, downward ribs makes it nearly impossible for trapped prey to escape. The plant's 30-centimeter diameter is large enough to trap unlucky rodents, but insects are its most common meal. How to Identify Poison Ivy - Infographic - Outdoor Information Resource. Posted by Treks on Friday, August 24, 2012 · 7 Comments.

How to Identify Poison Ivy - Infographic - Outdoor Information Resource

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Organic Gardening: Recipes & Tips. Plant Growing Guides & Tips. Plant & Soil Health. Container Gardening. Vertical Gardening. Living Green Roofs & Walls. Garden Structures, Landscape, Materials. No-till Gardening. Gardeners traditionally dig, or turn over the top layer of soil before planting to get rid of weeds, and make it easier to use fertilizers and to plant crops.

No-till Gardening

This also speeds up the decomposition of crop residue, weeds and other organic matter. Tilling the soil is often the most strenuous of a gardener’s tasks. A complex, symbiotic relationship exists between the soil surface and the underlying micro-organisms, however, which contributes to a natural, healthy soil structure. Digging into the bed can interfere with this process and disturb the natural growing environment. 5 Secrets To A ‘No-Work’ Garden. It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest.

5 Secrets To A ‘No-Work’ Garden

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. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Lasagna Gardening 101. There's no hard and fast rules about what to use for your layers, just so long as it's organic and doesn't contain any protein (fat, meat, or bone).

Lasagna Gardening 101

Before I go any further, let me just say that the basics of making garden lasagnas are simple: Don't remove the sod or do any extra work, like removing weeds or rocks. Mark the area for your garden using a water hose or a long rope to get the desired shape. Cover the area you've marked with wet newspapers, overlapping the edges (5 or more sheets per layer). Cover the paper with one to two inches of peat moss or other organic material. Intensive Gardening: More Food: Less Space, Less Work. Related Content Speak Out Against NAIS Tell the U.S.

Intensive Gardening: More Food: Less Space, Less Work

Department of Agriculture to abandon their efforts to create and enforce a National An... How To Grow An Organic Straw Bale Garden Easily. This is actually the easy part!

How To Grow An Organic Straw Bale Garden Easily

Once your bales are prepped and ready to go you can begin planting. I recommend planting fairly well established young plants. Straw bale gardens tend to have a slower growth rate than a standard garden, so well-established plants will ensure that you get the most for your investment. How To Plant An Iroquois Garden. Uprooting 5 Nefarious Gardening Myths.

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Worm Farming - Vermiculture. Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe. Attracting Wild Birds No need to buy the powdered Hummingbird Nectar mix from the store for this rewarding hobby.

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Instead, make your with this simple hummingbird nectar recipe. You only need water and white sugar – super simple and easy to make. Use the following proportion: 1 part regular white sugar to 4 parts water. Example: 1 cup sugar, 4 cups water 1. 2. 3. 4. Using a microwave works too. Nothing extra: There is no need to add anything extra to the mixture, i.e. coloring, honey, etc. Build A Pet Waste Composter Using A Garbage Can. 5 Easy To Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants. As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes.

5 Easy To Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Fly Repellent Planter. 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests. 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free!

10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests

Background photo – Yummifruitbat (Wikipedia) lic. under CC 2.5 We’ve been doing some research into plants that repel pests and have compiled a list of 10 plants that can be planted together with other plants as a simple form of insect control. The idea of selecting plants for insect control is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of companion planting.


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