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Re-Sprouting Heirloom Tomatoes

Homegrown heirloom tomatoes are just the best!  A friend of mine grows the most amazing heirloom tomatoes in her garden and she gave me a few to harvest seeds from.  Her suggestion was to re-sprout the overripe tomato in my garden.  So that’s what I did.  Now I will have her heirloom tomato plants in […]

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Lemon Cup Seedlings

I had a lot of lemons from my tree and wanted to do something different with them. I decided to use the rinds to start seedlings for my garden. It was easy to do and I like that I am using the whole lemon in an organic way. Give this a try when planting your […]

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Mint Extract

I use mint extract a lot during St. Patrick’s Day. Last year a friend of mine showed me how to make homemade mint extract and I have been making it ever since. It’s really easy to make, but you just have to be patient, as it takes almost 2 months to make. Give it a […]

Garden Moss

I wanted to give some areas of my backyard a pop of green and a friend shared this recipe with me. She has a beautiful garden with gorgeous moss gardens. It was a fairly easy recipe. I am misting the moss every other day and am starting to see some nice growth. Good luck! Ingredients […]

Epsom Salts in the Garden

Now that we are in July, your gardens may need a little extra tending to. I have used Epsom salts in my garden for as long as I can remember. I am going to share 5 pointers of how to use them and what they can do to help your plants flourish. 1.  They are […]

Egg Shell Pest Control

Using eggshells in your garden is an inexpensive and easy way to care for your garden. The shells add much needed calcium to your plants (especially tomato and pepper plants) and also act as a pest deterrent from slugs and snails. Here is how you can make your own egg powder. Start by washing and […]

Organic Pest Spray

Since gardening season is in full effect I wanted to make an organic insect spray to repel bugs. This is a really great organic pest spray if you already have an infestation. Spray the mixture on the affected plants. You want to make sure that you get the entire plant. Try to do this after […]

Homemade Butterfly and Hummingbird Feeder

My friend sent me this project to do with Molly since we have so many butterflies and hummingbirds in our garden. It was really fun to see how excited Molly got at the idea of making this, so off to the craft store we went to get all the supplies. Materials 1 Mason jar 1 […]

Lilac Arrangements

As I have mentioned in the past, Lilac is one of my most favorite scents. Every year when they are in bloom, I like to fill my entire home with lilac arrangements. I love the simplicity of them and the sweet scent that they deliver.

Boozy Slug Trap

Slugs are naturally attracted to beer, so I’ve used this quick little Boozy Slug Trap to keep my garden slug-free over the years. Start by digging a hole in the ground deep enough to fit half a wide-mouth glass container into the soil. You want to make sure your hole is placed close enough to […]