- March 13, 2007 at 5:02 pm #238977BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
I have a very tiny little nothing tip really…..it’s more for lawn
maintenance, but I’ll go ahead and try to contribute. If you don’t have a
garage or someplace to store your lawnmower when your not using it or just
don’t want to go to the trouble to take it back into storage, you can just
park it somewhere out of the way and put your wheelbarrow upside down on top
of it. It’s quick and easy and protects the lawnmower from rain water.
- December 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm #446568
Use toilet paper rolls to start seedlings. Fold one end in, add soil, seeds, and set on a tray. You can plant the whole thing since the roll will degrade into the soil
- December 30, 2013 at 4:33 am #446839
- December 30, 2013 at 4:35 am #446841
- January 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm #448905
Gallon milk jugs with the bottoms cut off make great plant covers for tender plants when the temps re cool at night. INsulates the plants from cooler night temperatures so plants don’t stall in their growth.
- January 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm #448926
I love the toilet paper roll idea. That sounds like something we could really use. It’s so expensive to buy all the little degradable pots.
- April 21, 2014 at 10:04 pm #453211
– Use your grass clippings between the rows to keep weeds down. Every spring rototill them under
– plant clover instead of grass. We overseeded with clover last year – the plan is to convert all our lawn to clover.
WAY less mowing
– speaking of mowing, buy a manual mower. We have a huge yard and it’s all we’ve ever used. We rake them up to use between the rows of veggies
– save your own seeds – I have sunflower, sweet pea and pole bean seeds saved from last year to plant this year.
I sprouted some just to be sure they’re viable.
– ask garden centres for their broken pots and glue them together. You can often get them for free.
– use broken/old crockware such as teapots as planter pots
– doing your own compost is as easy as piling it up in a corner. You don’t need a fancy barrel.
Many things like coffee grounds and eggshells don’t even need to be composted – just throw them on the garden
- April 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm #453239
hi, instead of newspaper use used or new coffee filters, might be a little messy but easier for the plants to grow roots through
- April 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm #453241
I use MYO compost regularly in my garden, whenever I plant the next crop. Here are some composting tips… I feed the compost heap year round.
1) When I mow in the fall, I bag everything and pile it the back corner of the yard to feed my compost heap throughout the year.
2) Among the many things “compy” likes to eat is newspapers. I clean out my office paper shredder once a month and run newsprint (not the glossy adds) through the shredder until the bin is full. I empty the bin onto the heap and cover with a layer of leaves.
3) Our church serves coffee weekly… I take the grounds home (paper filter as well) and dump it onto the heap.
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