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DIY SOIL TEST

You can test your own soil! Take two separate cups and add your soil sample to each. In one add vinegar and the other add some water, stir and add baking soda. If nothing at all happens your soil is some what PH balanced.

Soil Testing The Pioneer Way (No Equipment Needed) | Gardening and Homesteading Ideas by Pioneer Settler at http://pioneersettler.com/soil-testing/

Soil Testing The Pioneer Way (No Equipment Needed)

This site shows how to do a simple soil test and determine what kind of soil it is by using the soil pyramid. I would have the student bring in a soil sample from their house and conduct the jar soil test to determine their soil type.

Seed Swap Lethbridge Soil Testing

Jar Testing for Soil Type - Ya’ know what makes me happy? I’m not talkin’ about crappy dirt on the side of the road, I’m talkin’ about real, dark, rich & moist dirt.

Composting for the Homeowner »   compost, compost pile    The Homestead Survival

DIY Composting Guide: Thinking of starting a compost pile? Make sure you know what you should and should not compost. An easy summary to help you reuse waste in your garden. The Micro Gardener

How to plant garlic (one clove produces up to twenty more!!!)

Soap Deli News: How to Grow Garlic Did you know that one clove or bulb of garlic, when planted, can produce up to an additional twenty cloves? So instead of tossing out your garlic that's started to sprout, plant it instead!

Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. "Nice way to cover the drain hole, too, so dirt doesn't escape." - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins

Use Sponges to Keep Water-Loving Plants Moist. place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve.

Leaves, grass clippings, newspaper: become a mulch master with this chart. | 23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Leaves, grass clippings, newspaper: become a mulch master with this chart.

The Benefits of Gardening with Mulch: Top tips for a healthy veggie garden -- Mulching keeps your soil cool and moist, and can have a direct influence on yield.

15 Charts For Anyone Trying To Be A Better Adult This Month

15 Charts For Anyone Trying To Be A Better Adult This Month

When spring is in full swing, you know what that means - it's time to plant your garden! Growing your own groceries is very rewarding and a lot of fun, but in order to make it worth your while, it's critical to know when to plant your seeds.

Small garden space? Go up! I need to use trellising to make the most of our garden space. This "trellis idea" chart ought to come in handy.

A trellis might be just what you need for patio privacy or a garden space saver. Several good options here. via Allison Evans (Diy Garden Trellis)

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