Companion Planting Chart

Have you ever heard of companion planting? Wikipedia explains it very nicely:

Companion planting is the planting of different crops in proximity (in gardening and agriculture), on the theory that they assist each other in nutrient uptake, pest control…

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Simple Homemade Weed Killer Recipe

Are you looking for a simple homemade weed killer that’s safe for the environment, but also tough on weeds? Give this recipe a try.

Recipe

1 gallon (4.5 liters) of white vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup liquid dish soap (any brand)
Funnel
Pour 1 cup of…

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Simple Homemade Weed Killer Recipe

Are you looking for a simple homemade weed killer that’s safe for the environment, but also tough on weeds? Give this recipe a try.

Recipe

1 gallon (4.5 liters) of white vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup liquid dish soap (any brand)
Funnel
Pour 1 cup of…

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When do you start planting your seeds?

When do you start planting your seeds? Some seeds germinate well in cooler temperatures and others need it warmer.

Check out this handy list below.
For the full size chart head to Roots Nursery.

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When do you start planting your seeds?

When do you start planting your seeds? Some seeds germinate well in cooler temperatures and others need it warmer.

Check out this handy list below.
For the full size chart head to Roots Nursery.

Let me know if you found this information helpful a…

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Which Veggies Need Sun and Which Don’t?

This simple graphic helps you figure out if your veggies need full sun or if they can do well in the shade.
Full SunPlants grown in full sun need to be watered regularly or they will be parched.
Fruit and roots: 
tomato, peppers and squash
Partial…

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Which Veggies Need Sun and Which Don’t?

This simple graphic helps you figure out if your veggies need full sun or if they can do well in the shade.
Full SunPlants grown in full sun need to be watered regularly or they will be parched.
Fruit and roots: 
tomato, peppers and squash
Partial…

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Dehydrator Kale Chips Recipe

Kale is not one of my favorite vegetables. I find it quite coarse. But as paper thin Kale Chips I love it. I am using a food dehydrator to make the Kale Chips, but I imagine that you can also do it in your oven at a very low setting…

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Learn How to Test Your Garden Soil

Gardening season is just around the corner and your garden will grow much better if the soil has the correct PH level.

Here is a simple test you can do yourself:

  • Take two containers and put your garden soil in it to test
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar to one container and stir
  • If it fizzes our soil is alkaline

  • Add ½ cup plain water to the second container and stir
  • Next add ½ cup baking soda and stir
  • If it fizzes you have acidic soil
If neither of the containers has a reaction you soil is somewhat PH balanced.

Now that you have determined if your soil is acidic or alkaline, you can slowly make the necessary adjustments to the soil PH level. It takes time to change the soil PH levels so it is best to make gradual adjustments.

  • If your soil is acidic you can use wood ash or lime to make it more alkaline.
  • If your soil is alkaline you can use pine needles to make it more acidic.

Let me know if you found this information helpful and write a comment.

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Learn How to Test Your Garden Soil

Gardening season is just around the corner and your garden will grow much better if the soil has the correct PH level.

Here is a simple test you can do yourself:

  • Take two containers and put your garden soil in it to test
  • Add ½ cup of vinegar to one container and stir
  • If it fizzes our soil is alkaline

  • Add ½ cup plain water to the second container and stir
  • Next add ½ cup baking soda and stir
  • If it fizzes you have acidic soil
If neither of the containers has a reaction you soil is somewhat PH balanced.

Now that you have determined if your soil is acidic or alkaline, you can slowly make the necessary adjustments to the soil PH level. It takes time to change the soil PH levels so it is best to make gradual adjustments.

  • If your soil is acidic you can use wood ash or lime to make it more alkaline.
  • If your soil is alkaline you can use pine needles to make it more acidic.

Let me know if you found this information helpful and write a comment.

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