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Super Easy Natural Fertilizer

No, I don't mean dung :-). I mean the tea leftovers. When you make tea, don't throw away those leaves/leaf parts on the bottom of your cup.

Coffee isn't just a great way to start your day. Get rid of furniture scratches, fight cellulite and more. You won't believe some of these unusual uses for coffee grounds.

10 Unusual Uses for Coffee Grounds

10 uses for coffee grounds. Coffee isn't just a great way to start your day. Get rid of furniture scratches, fight cellulite and more. You won't believe some of these unusual uses for coffee grounds.

Plant a small chunk off of your piece of ginger in potting soil with the newest buds facing up. Ginger enjoys non-direct sunlight in a warm moist environment. Before long, it will begin to regrow shoots and roots. Once the plant is established and you’re ready to harvest, pull up the whole plant, including the roots. Remove a piece of the ginger, and re-plant it to repeat the growing process.  Have you started growing your own?

Dream State: Grow Your Own Ginger At Home - start it indoors early in the season, as a houseplant. Then move outdoors into your garden in the spring. Every "finger" of the old root will produce a new ginger root.

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. Need to check this out!

10 Uses for Vinegar

Test Your Soil's pH with Vinegar: Sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. (Much better than blending up cabbage for a pH indicator)

Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts to a gallon of water and water plants with it once a month- makes a great fertilizer to green everything

DIY Plant Fertilizer - Encourage green growth on your house plants by applying a solution of 2 tablespoons salt to 1 gallon water once a month. Magnesium and sulfur from the salt make leaves grow bushier and encourage flowering plants to bloom more often.

Homemade fertilizers

Homemade Acidic Fertilizer

Epsom Salt Fertilizer- Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. 1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can

Sweet Corn | Rodale's Organic Life

Sweet Corn

'Ruby Queen' is a sugar-enhanced sweet red corn and one of the few "tinted" veggies to hold its color when cooked.

Using Essential Oils in the garden! They will help produce better quality plants and they can help with common problems in the garden. Organic Gardening!

Using Essential Oils in the garden! They will help produce better quality plants and they can help with common problems in the garden.

Lamb's-quarters are like spinach, except they are healthier, tastier and easier to grow.

The Five Healthiest Backyard Weeds

Lamb's-quarters are like spinach, except they are healthier, tastier and easier to grow. And other edible weeds.

Growing and Using Greens covers lettuce family, mustard family (mustard greens, kale, collards, turnip, arugula, etc.), and beet family (beets, chard, spinach), for mesclun salad mixes and cooked greens. Permaculture principles like species diversity, inter-planting, and succession planting maximize yield and nutrition, and prevent pest problems. Transplanting, direct seeding, harvesting, and recipes.

Growing and Using Greens for Salads and Cooking -

Making homemade chia pets...another idea for the earthday party

Homemade Chia Pets from The MayFly

Making homemade chia pets.another idea for the earthday party

Never buy scallions again...super easy way to regrow your green onions indoors!

How To Grow Green Onions. Never buy scallions again, simply cut and regrow! Super fun and easy DIY trick @ Holiday Sparkle

homemade weed killer...

I tried this last year: it works! How to make an inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden: 1 gallon of white vinegar cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle

DIY Plantable, biodegradable seedling pots made from newspaper... Great for your Spring garden...

Plantable seedling pots made from newspaper. This is so easy. A wide range of ages can do this gardening craft. These seed cups would make a great gift for gardening grandparents.

Coffee Filter Uses - When You Want More than an Average Cup of Joe | Trashy Wench: The Queen of Creative Reuse

Make Potted Plants less messy. Line Flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole. Reuse coffee filters for this one, plus compost the grinds in your garden!

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UPDATED Infographic: Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Here's a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants — including those needed for butterfly larvae.

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