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SOIL IMPROVEMENT: Potted plants don't have the benefit of large amounts of soil to help distribute minerals. They're also usually watered with tap water and fed with houseplant fertilizers, creating the perfect storm for salt accumulation.

Though Epsom salts don't look like anything special, they have been used to treat everything from dry skin to sore feet for years. Gardeners will also find all-natural Epsom salts handy in the .

How to Care for Peace Lilies Mist the leaves several times a week with a spray bottle. Peace lilies thrive in the high humidity levels of the tropics, so, in addition to watering the soil, regularly mist your lily with a spray bottle to replicate the humid air of the rain forest. Mist your plant more frequently in the summer growing season - the more water you can supply the blooms, the healthier it will be.

Care for Peace Lilies

How to Care for Peace Lilies. Peace lilies are easy to maintain and are one of the most popular varieties of houseplants. This wikiHow will show you how to take care of them. Choose a spot for your peace lily. Peace lilies are native to.

Terra preta (dark earth) from biochar clearly seen on the right with enhanced crop growth.  The agricultural benefits of the right biochar is one of the keys to success, together with power generation and carbon sequestration.

Terra preta (dark earth) from biochar clearly seen on the right with enhanced crop growth. The agricultural benefits of the right biochar is one of the keys to success, together with power generation and carbon sequestration.

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Garden Soil

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Garden Soil

Break up your garden's soil and your plants will love you for it! Image by Simon Howden

Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer ~If you want to treat your roses & other potted plants to an inexpensive free fertilizer, don't toss out those banana peels... their peels are a great source of phosphorus, potassium and other important trace minerals for plants To dry banana peels-Place on paper towels in an open weave basket & allow to dry

Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer their peels are a great source of phosphorus, potassium and other important trace minerals for plants. To dry banana peels. Place them on paper towels in an open weave basket and allow to dry.

Cornstarch - Tomatoes best friend - safe alternative to poisons - helps deter many garden pests that feed on tomatoes

"Cornstarch - Tomatoes best friend - safe alternative to poisons - helps deter many garden pests that feed on tomatoes." wonder if works? Of course would need to be organic nonGMO cornstarch.

With spring here already and summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll...

How To Make a Compost Tumbler For Cheap (Alternative Gardening)

Old dresser drawer garden boxes  Fruits and veggies that grow well in shallow containers include herbs, lettuce, onions, cucumbers, carrots, radishes and strawberries.

Plant a Container Garden with Old Dresser Drawers

Use reclaimed dresser drawers to plant a bountiful (and unique) kitchen garden. Discover tips to turn salvaged dresser drawers into a successful container garden.

Gorgeous succulent garden!

After final photo!: Steer clear of thirsty plants. Bold succulents—agaves, aloes & aeonium—give Brooke’s garden the tropical foliage she wanted without the heavy water requirements. There’s also a lot less lawn to be irrigated now—she left just en.

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