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How To Grow 90 Pounds Of Tomatoes From Only 5 Plants

How To Grow 90 Pounds Of Tomatoes From Only 5 Plants “If you only have a small area to grow vegetables, but still want the largest tomato harvest possible, the double-ring cage growing technique was made for you.” If space is limited, have no fear. You can still grow an abundant amount of tomatoes in …

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How To Grow A Lot Of Potatoes The NO DIG Way

How To Grow A Lot Of Potatoes The NO DIG Way “Growing potatoes must qualify as one of the vegetable gardener’s favorite pursuits. I’d guess that it’s one of the first vegetables that new gardeners go for, even if only in a couple of buckets. Digging for potatoes, however, is less popular, especially among those …

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Grow Hot Lips Flowers This Year

Grow Hot Lips Flowers This Year This plant is known by many names: Hot Lips, Hot Lips Plants, Flower Lips, Hooker’s Lips, Mick Jagger’s Lips. Whatever you call this beautiful plant it is sure to please anyone who looks at it! Hot Lips grows where the soil is rich and humid from leaf litter, moist …

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DIY Seed Bank Seeds

DIY Seed Bank Seeds “I grow these varieties away from my other tomatoes, and I put little tulle isolation bags over the blossoms to prevent pollen contamination from other varieties. This way the seeds don’t accidentally hybridized and will grow true to the variety when replanted.” If you have a favorite variety of plant that does …

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DIY: Make Your Own Planting Board

DIY: Make Your Own Planting Board “This DIY planting board is not really going to make your backyard look better per se, but it will help you to create perfect rows in your garden which will make the yard look better. You need a few old corks, a board and some screws. The planting board …

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Grow Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Grow Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket “Growing edible mushrooms can be easy, but you must pay attention to the requirements of the species you are growing.  Each species has specific ‘ideal’ requirements for temperature, humidity, light, and nutrition.  Generally, oyster mushrooms are the easiest to get started with, and you can start with a kit …

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Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed – DIY

Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed – DIY “After your space and been chosen and leveled you want to lay out the cinder blocks with the holes facing up.  This will kept the potting soil in the garden and give you extra space to plant something in between the cinder block holes too.  If you plan …

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DIY Hose Hiding Planter

DIY Hose Hiding Planter This unique planter is sure to save you time searching for your hose, or continually dragging your hose around your yard (like I do). Included in the article (click below) is material needed and exact measurements, so you can’t screw this project up. The best part about this project is that …

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10 Best Shrubs for Containers

10 Best Shrubs for Containers “If you want to add some beautiful curb appeal with container gardening, you will want to give these 10 varieties of Shrubs a try. Each of them are unique in their own way, and bring a different aroma or fruit to the table. Mix and match as many as you …

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Repurposing Antique Windows into a Greenhouse

Repurposing Antique Windows into a Greenhouse “Once the ‘box’ was built, we hinged four windows across the top that open and close for access. We also ran a water line down to my shop and attached a hose, which makes it very convenient to water my seedlings.” Now you, too, can build a greenhouse quickly …

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