Have you seen the cute little seedling pots made with newspaper? They are easy to make, and perhaps even a sure-handed 6 year-old can make them by your side once he has had instruction and practice. If you want to save money, and who doesn’t, these are a great substitution for buying commercial peat posts….
Don’t toss out that ‘unusable’ celery base! Who knew re-growing celery could be done or that it was all the rage?
I have 4 beginning to grow in the garden already and just cut two more. Now, every time we buy celery, I ‘save’ the cut off bottom portion….
As a child, did you ever find a shady place in your yard to build a tree fort or playhouse? We used old sheets and blankets. It was great fun to create a special hideaway with a pretend doors, windows and some furniture. This image evoked all those old memories.
Now that you’re an adult, do you still desire to create a little getaway in your yard?
As a continuation of Part One, here are some other simple and clever ideas to think on as spring and summer approach.
Full-scale vegetable gardening in partial shade is not usually an option, but there are plenty of vegetables that will grow well without full sun. Hey, you with shady yards – be encouraged – you can grow vegetables, too.…
Spring is calling us outside into the yard. Spring’s jonquils and the tulips are popping, not to mention the robins hopping along searching for worms. It’s a new season. The dog’s coat is getting shiny. The calves are racing across the pasture with their tails rolled over their backs. Bare feet feel pleasant on the greening grass. Bikes and trikes are pulled out of winter storage.
Your Yard & Garden, A Haven
Spring also brings dreams to the homemaker who adores the fresh air and the glories of nature at her doorstep. Not always can we create something of such a whimsical nature to make our own little Eden on earth, but many a homemaker has tried to add such little touches to her yard and garden to bring a simple beauty there.
We Americans like our mayonnaise.
The U.S. consumes some $2 billion worth of mayonnaise each year, and the average person uses a lot – not a little, says registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of “The Small Change Diet” and blogger. Health-wise, that can be problematic for a number of reasons. Now research firm Euromonitor says it’s surpassed ketchup as the No. 1 most-used condiment.