We have always loved growing and harvesting squash, zucchini, pumkin, and watermelon.  But for the past 2 years, by mid-June through July, our beautiful plants would suddenly wilt and die.... Read More
It's so disappointing when you realize that the reason your beautiful tomato plant has wilted overnight is because a vole ate its roots.  And it's equally frustrating when small trees and... Read More
There are plenty of articles and websites that say rabbits can be deterred by dogs.  Apparently the rabbits on our property do not read. We have a bull mastiff and a great pyrenees that... Read More
Keep An Opened Tube Of Caulk From Drying Out Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the opening of the caulk tube.  Keep adding layers to create a plug, which you can easily remove the... Read More
DIY Plant Fertilizer

DIY Plant Fertilizer

After a few Pinterest project fails, I was a little nervous about using the DIY plant fertilizers that were being posted.  Without knowing why different amounts of ingredients were being added,... Read More
Sprouting Seeds - Transplant Made Easy

Sprouting Seeds - Transplant Made Easy

The Problem I've tried virtually all the seed sprouting tricks posted on Pinterest and elsewhere on the internet.  I sprout a lot of seeds, so I wanted to find a quick and efficient process... Read More
How To Propogate Mona Lavender (Plectranthus)

How To Propogate Mona Lavender (Plectranthus)

Mona Lavender is said to be in the same plant family as Swedish Ivy (notice the purple undersides of the leaves?).  I won't go into how to care for it other than it likes half sun/shade and... Read More
We planted Milkweed late last year after hearing of the Monarch Butterfly decline.  This year, the plants were getting bigger and starting to fill out.  By mid-August, the tall plants... Read More
Growing Kiwi From Seed

Growing Kiwi From Seed

This should fall under the "Saw a bunch of seeds inside a fruit and figured I'd try to grow some" category, because that's how this project started.  After a couple of internet... Read More

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