20 Plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic There are infinite numbers of plants available to cultivate in your garden. But, there are very few varieties of plants that can be grown on pathways, because most of the plants are too sensitive to tolerate people’s feet. Here is a list of some very common plants which you can use to decorate the walkways of your garden. 1. Irish moss It is one of the most important family member of Moss but much different from other plants of Moss family. 2. They look very pretty with the bright green leaves and become more attractive from the last spring to the arrival of summer when it blooms beautiful yellow flowers. 3. Fascinating Brass Buttons are low growing plants that spread at a high speed. 4. These ornamented plants have an immense and gorgeous look with a sweet fragrance. 5. Creeping Jenny which is also known as money wort in many places is a perennial plant that loves afternoon sun. 6. Beach strawberry is a perennial member of the rose family. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
- StumbleUpon You'll only need basic tools to build a cold frame. Since the cold frame will be pretty large, it's best to build it outside or in a garage, or you may not get it out the door... A hand-held drill (cordless or corded) A miter saw (powered is better, but you could do it with a hand saw and miter box) A jig saw, circular saw or table saw (really, anything that can cut large sheets of plywood) A screw driver A Tape Measure A marking implement of some sort A paint brush Two, Three or Four windows, with at least one dimension in common Some 2x2s (as required) Some 2x3s (as required) Some 2x4s (as required) Some inexpensive 1/8" or 1/4" plywood Exterior wood screws (deck screws) Exterior wood-sealing paint Some galvanized or brass hinges (may not be necessary if the hinges on the windows are still good) Some big, sturdy exterior-grade handles A tube of latex sealant A common heating vent (optional) I was fortunate enough to have a lot of the materials just lying around already.
How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge. If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine!Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? Read 6 months in the Greenhouse first.Want to see what happens when a few inches of wet snow accumulates on this? My $50 Greenhouse Welcome Stumbleupon Gardeners! Materials list Construction Steps Hind Sight – What I would do differently The planning is over and construction on my hoop house greenhouse has begun. After some research I’ve decided to build the structure of the hoop house out of 20 ft. joints of three quarter inch PVC plumbing pipe. My hoop house green house is going to be 11 feet wide and 15 feet long, and will be about seven and a half feet tall in the center. If your Greenhouse is too Flat it will collapse! Thusly Thusly.
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8 Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again. Scallions You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room. wearenotfoodies.com Garlic When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes. nancyengedesign.wordpress.com Bok Choy Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. makesmemine.blogspot.com Carrots Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.com Basil Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. thateverydaygirl.com Celery Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. infusionfibers.wordpress.com Romaine Lettuce Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. fastcheapandgood.blogspot.com Cilantro food-hacks.wonderhowto.com
Make Your Own Alchemy / Prepping, Planting and Harvesting Does “black gold” make you think of “Texas Tea,” or that three-letter-word, oil? If you’re a gardener, they don’t. For us, black gold can only mean one thing: compost. You may think compost building is complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Although bagged compost is sold at most garden centers, it’s easy and almost free to make your own. In a new pile, layer brown matter: shredded fallen leaves, old foliage without disease, and brown grasses (if they haven’t been sprayed with chemicals like herbicides or pesticides). Garden bins make keeping the pile in one place easy. I think a three-bin system works best. If you live in a very dry climate like mine normally is, water the pile every week in the summer to keep it moist. When you add green matter, top it with a layer of shredded leaves or dirt. Don’t add dairy or meat products. Creating your own compost is another way you can recycle and keep organic matter out of landfills.
Self Sufficient Living How to Find Free Compost Ingredients 1Ask your local coffee shop if they throw out used coffee grinds. Coffee grinds are an excellent acidic amendment to soil, so use ash or lime to balance the pH. Ad 2Inquire with local lumberyards and home improvement stores for free sawdust. Be sure to use sawdust only from untreated wood. 3Collect newspapers. Sea and lake vegetation is remarkably nutrient rich and makes a great addition to your compost, but it is also unsustainable as the tidelands and shores need those nutrients for their own ecosystems. Whenever you build compost, try to make sure that you are not removing ingredients from a setting where they would be composted- the forest, the shore, parks, etc.
Preventing Flies from Hoarding Your Compost Bin Composting is an environmentally friendly and cost effective way to reuse yard and garden scraps. Unfortunately, a hot compost pile can also quickly become breeding grounds for thousands of flies, especially if you are composting manure. Proper compost pile management will help keep fly populations under control. TIP: Our expert gardening advisor, Susan Patterson adds, "Plant basil around your compost pile to repel flies." Put a Lid on It Keeping a lid on your compost pile with deter flies. Add Brown Fruit flies are typically a sign that there is not enough brown material in the bin. Bury Food Scraps Exposed food scraps will attract flies. Boil Peeling Scraps Before taking out fruit or vegetable peelings boil them. Contain Scraps If fruit and vegetable scraps are gathered in a bucket before being emptied into the bin, cover the bucket. Use Diatomaceous Earth Food-grade diatomaceous earth is a natural sedimentary rock that crumbles easily. Scald Flies
Use Wood Mulch to Build Great Garden Soil Most organic gardeners find that following nature’s patterns serves them well. When it comes to building richer soil, nature’s plan relies heavily on trees — fallen limbs, leaves, cones, seeds and, eventually, the massive trunks. Adapting this plan for building garden soil by using a wood mulch — such as wood chips, sawdust or other woody residues — is a strategy that promises huge, long-term returns. Field studies dating back to the 1950s — and as recent as this year — suggest that a high-fiber diet of woody materials is exactly what many soils need. But wait: Woody materials are high in carbon and cellulose, so they need nitrogen and time in order to decompose. The outcome changes, however, if you add nitrogen or time. Sawdust has much more exposed surface area than wood chips do, so incorporating fresh sawdust into soil is not a good idea chemically (because of nitrogen tie-up) or physically (the mixture won’t hold water worth a flip). Mycelium Madness Recovering Resources