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Lavender projects Tempted to do something with the lavender growing in your yard? Letting such a fragrant herb go to waste would be…well, a waste! Gathering, drying and using lavender is really simple. Just one plant will yield enough material to scent your whole house. Garden Water Filters - Outdoor or Indoor Use Why should I remove chlorine from my garden? Chlorine is designed to kill living organisms such as fungi and bacteria that can contaminate your water source. It does such a great job of killing these organisms that it can be harmful to your plants, because your plants rely on some of the fungi and bacteria to survive. Every plant's survival is based on the nutrients it receives from its water and soil. A healthy soil is made up of beneficial bacteria, molds and various forms of fungi (the very things that chlorine was designed to kill). Organic farmers and gardeners have known for years that the safest way to protect their plants and the environment from insects, disease, and pests is through the use of beneficial bacteria.

Potatoes What are we doing in the garden right now? A whole lot of stuff, but let's consider the humble potato. We only grow fingerling types for Manresa. They are tastier and more useful for the chef. August gardening tips: storing fruit, harvesting onions, sowing fall veggies By Charlie Nardozzi, Horticulturist and Leonard Perry, University of Vermont Extension Horticulturist Sowing fall vegetables, storing summer fruits, and harvesting onions are some of the gardening activities for August. August harvest includes sweet corn, tomatoes, carrots, beans, scallions and herbs. August is the time to sow veggie seeds for a late summer or fall harvest: Lettuce, broccoli, beets, carrots, radishes, and other short-season crops. Shade lettuce, if possible, during late afternoon to keep young plants cooler, or grow them next to larger plants, such as tomatoes, that provide some shade. Shading is easy using white row cover over a frame or wire hoops.

Top 10 Websites To Watch Movies Online For Free - StumbleUpon - Aurora We all love the idea of watching movies with just your Internet connection and a computer and no strings attached. Although some of you may think that this is not legal, i would say "why not try something ill-legal today". There are lots of websites which provide to watch movies online, no need to sign-up and in few clicks you are into the movie arena. Most of these sites don’t host the files due to legal disputes but they contain links to the sources, where we can get our hands dirty. Lawn Seeding: How to Plant Grass Seed - Greenview 5 steps for planting grass seed Planting (or seeding) a lawn is not difficult and can be done successfully by anyone. If you are planting grass seed, follow these five simple steps for best results. Step 1 – Buy the best grass seed

Gardening Tips - 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners Originally published January 2009 Or is it the Seven Pillars of Horticultural Wisdom? As everyone's resolutions remind us, we love attaching a number to advice, a number smaller than the one I regard as most realistic: The Twenty Three Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-Two Things It's Important to Remember Before Getting Out of Bed. So be warned: I haven't really honed it down to only seven; these are just the first seven essentials that came to mind when I decided to do this. And not in order, either. Make CompostUse CompostPlant Crops in Wide BedsMulchFeed the Soil, Not the PlantsShare SomethingBe There

Top 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow There are many benefits to growing your own vegetables, but saving money is not necessarily one of them. Some vegetables are simply cheaper to buy at the grocery store, and no amount of gardening savvy will result in a cost-saving benefit. Over the years we have experimented with many vegetable crops, and while saving money is not the prime reason we grow vegetables, it is a consideration in our choice of what to plant.

Modes of the Major Scale Explained! A lot of guitarists have trouble coming to understand the modes of the major scale, I know it took me many moons to come to grips with it, but once I finally unravelled its mysteries, I realised how simple it really is. The word mode sounds so ambiguous and lame, I prefer to use the word mood, as this word accurately describes what modes really are. Now, describing modes is easy, but using them musically is a bit trickier, however, knowing what they are is the first step. First of all, before you even read this, make sure you know how to play the major scale.

Featured Author: M.C. Langer - Aurora editors note: this featured author interview was conducted & written by SHIFT! One of my favorite Instructabrarians is the talented artist/designer Mario Caicedo Langer, or better known on the site as M.C. Langer. Langer's exceptional instructables combine both aesthetic charm and DIY inventiveness, producing creations of upcycled art and cyberpunk technology. He has created dozens of original projects such as “Ideas for discarded mice reuse” and “Cyborg Heart in A Can”, Langer also has a passion for reverse engineering movie props such as “Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Gift Box”. I got the pleasure of interviewing MC and talk about his project design, his work as a sculptor and his love of robotics.

Don't Bag Those Clippings! An Easy Answer It's a question we all face when mowing: Should I bag my clippings or leave them on the lawn? In most cases, the answer is easy: Leave the clippings on the lawn! Leaving the clippings will save you time and energy, and it will return valuable nutrients to the lawn. Like Free Fertilizer The most important thing you can do for your lawn is to feed it regularly, and grass clippings contain the same beneficial nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrients as fertilizer.

Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet: {How To Quite the clever gardening tip here folks! Today’s feature includes tips from three different sources for growing potatoes vertically (in layers) instead of spread out in rows across your garden. If you have limited garden space or want to try some nifty gardening magic, this could be a great option for you. First, there’s this article from The Seattle Times: It’s Not Idaho, But You Still Can Grow Potatoes: The potatoes are planted inside the box, the first row of boards is installed and the dirt or mulch can now be added to cover the seed potatoes. As the plant grows, more boards and dirt will be added.

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