How To Grow Green Onions Ok, so the first thing that needs to be said about this tip/trick is that it 100% works. The second thing to mention about regrowing your own scallion indoors is that it fricken smells awful! ***Quick Update*** (So I have been growing the onions now for over a month and I'm on my 4th cutting. They just keep growing and the smell doesn't seem to be as bad. Planter DIY Water Reservoir (Dabbletree) Keep your container garden happy and thriving on long hot days by installing a hidden water reservoir. All you need is an empty plastic bottle around the same height as your planter. It will be easier to start with a new planting than an established container. Cut. Using a craft knife, cut the bottom off a plastic bottle.
How to Make Ritz Bits Crackers at Home It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: Nicole Hunn from Gluten Free on a Shoestring gives your favorite childhood snack a makeover by recreating Ritz Bits with gluten-free crackers and Asiago cheese filling. Whipping up a DIY version of a packaged treat can be such fun, and when you’re gluten-free, it’s especially satisfying. Most of the packaged cookies, crackers, and snack cakes we remember from childhood simply aren’t available without gluten. If we want to enjoy them again, or share them with gluten-free children, we must take matters into our own hands. How to Make Your Own Coldframe: Organic Gardening A coldframe—simply an enclosed area with a clear top to let in sunlight—is one of the easiest ways to extend your growing and harvest season. All you need are a few basic supplies and your imagination. (Imagine: crunchy fresh lettuce for the holidays!)
How to make skittle paint Yesterday, I shared a little glimpse of the Teach Preschool workshop for teachers. While presenting to the teachers, I demonstrated how to make M&M Paint. One teacher then asked me if you can use Skittles candy instead. Vegetable Gardens – tips for growing with kids Now that the bark has been laid, we’ve made one more major addition to our backyard natural play space. But don’t get too excited – I haven’t had a chance to snap any photos yet, which means I’m not quite ready for the big reveal (I know, I’m such a tease). In the meantime, though, I thought we’d take another look at gardening. Anything that encourages kids to grow things seems like an obvious addition to a natural play space. Last time we talked about play gardens, so this time around I wanted to highlight some of the kid-friendliest veggie gardens I’ve seen.
Propagating Rosemary Caroline and I have a dream of a rosemary hedge. It’s a long-term dream, because our growing season isn’t quiet long enough to make it happen very quickly. So we’ve taken the long view, and plotted out a five year plan to reach our goal. This is year one, the year for growing lots of rosemary in pots. Rather than buying a dozen or so expensive plants though, we opted to propagate our own from cuttings. How to Make Fig Newtons It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen is returning to childhood and remaking Fig Newtons the way they always should have been. How to Grow Garlic: Organic Gardening Soil preparation: Garlic will tolerate some shade but prefers full sun. While I've seen cloves sprout in gravel pits, garlic responds best in well-drained, rich, loamy soil amended with lots of organic matter. Raised beds are ideal, except in very dry regions. Planting: To grow garlic, you plant the cloves, the sections of the bulb; each clove will produce a new bulb. The largest cloves generally yield the biggest bulbs.
Dancing Raisins Science Experiment The Dancing Raisins science experiment is so cool! It is also super easy to do which makes it perfect for our classic Summer Science Camp series! Dancing Raisins Experiment: No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they—and you—have to travel. As it turns out, with pretty minimal effort, anyone can be a gardener. My boyfriend and I are essentially first-timers this season and so far have the beginnings of strawberries peeking out, tomatoes are on their way, the basil’s about ready for a big batch of pesto, and once the last frost hits, the peppers, kale, spinach, chard, and mesclun will be on their way, too. All on a tiiiny little terrace. If you’re up to the challenge—and it really isn’t much of one—growing your own food can be so rewarding.
Top 24 Incredibly Clever Gardening Tricks For Your Garden It’s gardening season! Are you ready? Here are some of my favorite hacks for your garden that I hadn’t heard of before. No Bake Gluten Free and Vegan Protein Bars If you asked me how many protein and/or energy bars I’ve tried, I’d be at a loss. Builder, Luna, Kind, Power Crunch, Lära, Zing, Pro Bar, Amazing Grass, pure, and plenty of others that I can’t remember. There was a period of time where I would find myself at the checkout with 3-5 different brands and flavors. Occasionally, I could almost see the cashier’s confusion in bubble thought form above her head. “Can’t this chick make up her mind?” And no, I couldn’t.