Terrarium Centerpieces The other week, my good friend Stephanie and I planned out a craft weekend. Our mission: Terrariums. Not the kind you keep lizards in, but the kind you can seal up and watch the moss grow. Terrariums are meant to be long lasting, so you can even make some months before the wedding and still have them thriving in time for the big day. So lets get down to the nitty-gritty of how you can actually make them: Step 1: Materials • Glass containers in whatever size you heart most. • Good dirt and rocks. • Figurines or decorative rocks to place inside. • Horticultural Charcoal. • Moss (another one of those things you can find outside, but can also order if you don’t live somewhere it doesn’t grow naturally). • Spray bottle (for misting after wards). Step 2: Wash out your containers and rocks (you never know what animal has probably peed on them outside). Step 3: Then start your layering your base. Step 4: Add your moss, and give it a couple shot glasses (depending on the container size) of water.
Planera din köksträdgård – gör en planteringsplan – Allt om Trädgård Oavsett om man gillar att planera eller inte, så kommer man att tacka sin lyckliga stjärna för att man lade ner lite tid på att planera vad som ska sättas var och när. Spara både tid och pengar, och en hel massa onödig stress senare under säsongen. Du kan planera på så många olika sätt, men här är några bra tips och lite mallar som du kan ladda ner. 1. Planritning – skissa upp odlingsytor Först ritar man upp sin köksträdgård, om man inte redan har en plan. Tips: Om du ritar för hand kan jag rekommendera dig att kopiera originalet så att du inte behöver börja från början om du gör fel eller vill rita några alternativa planer. Program för köksträdgårdsplanering – Growveg.com Det finns planeringsprogram för köksträdgårdar som man kan ladda ner från nätet, några gratis eller med gratis testtid. 2. Gör inte misstaget att först frossa i frökataloger. Vad äter jag/vi i hushållet? 3. Det är inte helt enkelt att beräkna hur mycket plantor man behöver sätta. 4. Låter det avancerat? 5. 6. 7.
When To Plant Vegetable Seeds (2 EXCELLENT Printable Charts) | Knowing when to plant seeds is crucial to successful germination and healthy plants. I don’t know about you, but I am always eager to get sowing seeds indoors this time of year. Trouble is I always sow too many and too soon. They shoot up in the seed trays indoors and they are ready to be transplanted outdoors in no time. Problem is – it is still too cold outdoors to plant them out… These two charts have been created by the lovely folks at Roots Nursery and I don’t need to tell you how useful the charts will be. 7 Cheap But Beautiful DIY Garden Decor Ideas I must be painting a terrible portrait of myself. Lazy gardener. Lazy cleaner. Cheap organizer. Pest poisoner extraordinaire. I'm also incredibly cheap when it comes to garden decor. You can make these pieces from things you have around the house, items you've collected, salvaged, or thrifted, and some of the cheapest supplies your local Lowe's has to offer. Bonus: Nothing here is hard to make. Stepping Stones -- These are deceptively simple to make, and it’s one project where you determine the budget and materials. Luminaries -- These are particularly great around the patio, or in a sitting space you’ve created out in the garden. Bird Baths -- There are nine million ways to make a birdbath. Copper Trellis -- This is one of my favorite pieces to make, and it creates big impact in the garden. Hypertufa Leaf Casting -- Hyper-wha? Tea-cup Birdfeeder -- I love these, especially using thrifted vintage cups -- the really delicate ones -- and putting them in a group at varying heights.
Last Frost Date Planting Worksheet It’s the time of year to think about starting your seeds, but how do you keep track of planting dates? I find it a struggle to remember what seeds need to be planted when. I don’t know about you, but every year I have these big hopes for planting all my seeds, and then I find I’m behind on my schedule. Now that I’ve moved to a new area of the country, my old planting schedule has completely changed. Here in Central Texas, some seeds are even started indoors as early as January 1st so they are ready to go outside for March or April planting. I’ve created this handy worksheet to help you determine when your last frost date is, when you should start your seeds indoors, and the best time to plant them outside. Here’s how to use the Last Frost Date Planting Worksheet: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. No worry if you’ve missed the seed starting date, do it anyway. Enjoy! Last Frost Date Planting Worksheet Shared with: From the Farm Hop
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Thy Hand Hath Provided: Spring Vegetable Planting Dates Something happened to our link to this document (Thank you for letting us know!), so I'm re-posting it here. This is a chart that Jamey created and it's what we use to know when to plant. You might not be able to see the entire chart here (depending on your screen size), so please right-click on the image and save it to your computer, then print it out because you'll want to write dates on it.
Creative Organic Gardening - Permaculture gardens (permanent culture) is an approach to everyday life that integrates plants, animals, landscape, structures; people who purposely design all the facets of their lives to enhance environmental sustainability within a permanent, sustainable agricultural and cultural system - a diverse, complex eco-system, where the all of the elements interact in mutually beneficial ways to produce a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts. The art of designing garden areas that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies. Permanent is from the Latin "permanens" - to remain to the end, to persist throughout. Culture is from the Latin "cultura" - meaning the cultivation of land, or the intellect. Permaculture is sustainable land use design. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Planting a Permaculture Garden The use of patterns found in nature are key to permaculture design. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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