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
Growing An Indoor Herb Garden By Kate Gilby If you live in the northern hemisphere, then it is likely that your garden is tucked up for the winter. However, this doesn't mean you can't enjoy freshly picked herbs. Many varieties will grow quite happily indoors on a sunny windowledge or porch. In addition to providing
Florida Gardening Q. Help! We have just moved to Southwest Florida from Michigan and don't understand the growing seasons here. When is the best time to grow what ? Mike Best bet to get acquainted with your new growing environment is to visit your county Extention office. It is free. Just look in your phone
Making Fresh Flowers Last Longer Q. When I get flowers from a florist, they include a little packet of powder that makes them last and look good for so very long. Surely there's a simple answer to this. Does anyone else in this frugal community know how to make your own powder? I like to
A Dozen Ways to Save Money on Yard Care and Related Items by Dr. Charlotte Gorman 1. To help protect your house from winter winds and, thus, save on heating bills, consider planting a windbreak. Call your Land Grant University's County Extension Service for specific information on how to correctly design your windbreak (such as
Keeping Cats Out Of The Garden Q. Does anybody know of a way to keep cats from using my garden and potted plants as a toilet? I found a remedy which works for us. I hope it does the same for you. We sprayed the plants with a solution of a little cayenne and water.
Compost Tea Anyone? “The soil is the most important thing!“ I can't tell you how many times I have heard that! As in raising a vibrant family, the foundations of character and virtue are vital, so in the health of your plants, the nutrients present and the microorganisms surrounding the roots are imperative for their