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.
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.
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
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
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!
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.