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The Frugal Life – Frugal Watering Techniques

Frugal Watering Drip Irrigation Systems (Homemade and Purchased) • Yes, the drip irrigation system on a timer is the best money saver for a garden. It will pay you back by not wasting water and give you beautiful vegetables and flowers. You don't forget to turn it on or turn it off and even if

By |2015-02-12T15:13:15+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|0 Comments

Kitchen Herb Garden

Kitchen Herb Garden by Dori Fritzinger If you love using herbs as much as I do, you will probably agree that fresh-picked herbs always taste better than store-bought ones. If you have available yard or garden space, you can plant a kitchen herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow, don't need a lot of space,

By |2015-02-12T15:10:50+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Cooking, Gardening|0 Comments

The Frugal Life – Building a Strong Trellis

Building a Strong Trellis Butternut and buttercup squash crawl right to the top and over. Here is how to build a *simple arched trellis* that will be very strong as well as beautiful. You will leave this trellis in place all year around. It holds up to high winds – we know because we have

By |2015-02-12T15:09:11+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|0 Comments

Come to Tea: An Elegant Garden Gathering

Come to Tea: An Elegant Garden Gathering By Debbie Rodgers Perhaps nothing says "garden party" like having afternoon tea outdoors. It's a charming reminder of bygone days and childhood make-believe. Outdoor spaces of all kinds, including balconies, can be successfully adapted to a tea party. Tea parties span generations and will be enjoyed by your

By |2015-02-12T15:11:21+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Family Life, Gardening|0 Comments

Improving Your Water Logged Soil

Improving Your Water Logged Soil Q. I want to ask if any of you know what to do with soil that is holding water. I planted a dogwood tree 3 months back and saw it was doing poorly and when I removed it I had to "ring the roots out." Everytime I watered it and

By |2015-02-12T15:09:56+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|1 Comment

Growing Plants from Mango Seeds

Growing Plants from Mango Seeds Q. Can anyone tell me how to grow a plant from a mango seed. I love mangoes and buy a lot of them and it would be nice to get the seeds to grow. After cutting all of the fruit from the seed I take a stiff brush and scrub

By |2015-02-12T15:14:09+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|10 Comments

Got Powdery Mildew? Get Milk!

Got Powdery Mildew? Get Milk! by Arzeena Hamir Less than 3 years ago, researchers in South America discovered a new alternative to controlling powdery mildew. Wagner Bettiol, a scientist from Brazil, found that weekly sprays of milk controlled powdery mildew in zucchini just as effectively as synthetic fungicides such as fenarimol or benomyl. Not only

By |2015-02-12T15:16:14+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|2 Comments

Fabulous Time Saving Garden Decor Ideas

Fabulous Time Saving Garden Decor Ideas By J. Bennett I remember in my younger years (when I had more time to devote to the care of the yard), it was easy to "keep up with the up-keep." That’s merely a distant memory now – an elusive dream it seems. With more responsibilities that get top

By |2015-02-12T15:17:23+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|0 Comments

Gardening on a Budget by Arzeena Hamir

Gardening on a Budget by Arzeena Hamir Gardeners who need to make frugal decisions at this time of the year can take heart in a number of alternatives that will not only lower the cost of gardening, but will also enhance the pleasure! Here are five steps every budget gardener should follow: Plan ahead Make

By |2015-02-12T15:09:35+00:00February 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening|0 Comments
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