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Container Garden Ideas for Any Household

Water Garden - no soil required!


4 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Gardens pots: Drop one or two seeds in each hole, then cover with a thin layer of potting soil. A faster option: Use your fingers to gently tease the roots apart before planting. This way the roots will be able to spread easily into the new soil. #vegetables #gardening #startingagarden

Egg shell dust for your garden! I have used this for 2 years and my soil is so much healthier.

Hydrangeas -- Did you know changing aluminum in the soil changes the color of the hydrangea?

Use a lemon, orange or a grapefruit to start your seedlings. Plant the entire thing in the ground and the peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow..


Make Super Cheap Seed Starters

How to Make Cheap Seed Starters - DIY Tutorial shows you how to make Soil Blocks with a mold you can use to raise seeds indoors in recycled plastic containers. Great technique for minimising transplant shock. | The Micro Gardener

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.


4 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Another pinner said: "Fill pot with 2" of soil then place one uncracked raw egg in the pot. As it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer." I wonder if that's true.

Post a mailbox in the garden! No more trips to garage for garden tools. Follow Fernwood for other great tips like this one!