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Love those friends who save their BIG water bottles for us - they triple the growth compared to uncovered plants.  Remove lids for air & watering, handles make it easy to lift off.  String them onto a single twine by handles, knot at end and hang on side of shed for storage.  I use a brush and barrel of water to scrub them out ready for next year first.

Mini Greenhouses - they triple the growth compared to uncovered plants. Remove lids for air & watering, handles make it easy to lift off. I will try this, this year - I may add breathe holes on a few to run a test about

1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt  1 gallon water  A watering can    1. Combine the Epsom salt and water.   2. Use the solution to water your plants.   3. Repeat once a month.    Why This Works--Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, and tomatoes

7 Homemade Fertilizer Recipes

Epsom Salt Fertilizer- Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. 1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can

Under The Table and Dreaming: 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

You can repurpose empty plastic bottles before you put the plastic in the recycle box. 25 Things To Do With Empty Plastic Bottles {Water & Soda Bottle Crafts} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas - bystephanielynn

7 ways to use milk jugs in your garden - who knew old milk bottles could be so useful? #homesfornature #recycle #reuse

I use these milk jugs to put over my tender seedlings in the early planting season. Easy to get as friends are happy to recycle these jugs to you.

Infographic: Square Foot Gardening: How to Get Started for $50

Square Foot Gardening: How to Get Started for 50 dollars (Infographic) - Frugal Dad >I miss our square foot gardens SOOOO MUCH

Seed starters:  they are self watering, and maintain a humid atmosphere for the seeds made from recycled plastic bottles!  Excellent idea, will be trying that...

Another neat upcycling idea: Garden starters.self-watering seed starters made from two liter plastic bottles.

Milk Jug Slow Drip Watering System..!!

Clever usage of milk jug in gardening

DIY drip irrigation system: bury a milk jug with holes drilled in it next to your plants. Stick the hose in the top of the jug and fill with water. Also works for feeding: add a scoop of fertilizer into the jug and add water.

Add soil, water, & dish soap to a mason jar. (1 cup of soil, 1-2 cups of water & 1/2 tsp dish soap) Shake-mix well, let sit for at least 24 hrs.. The soil will settle into layers.  1st layer on the bottom is sand, 2nd layer silt, 3rd layer clay, & organic matter will float to top. Best to have 40% sand, 40% silt, 20% Clay with lots of floaties.

Do these three easy DIY Soil Tests with stuff you already have at home. how to do a soil test with simple ingredients.

How Empty Milk Jugs Changed My Garden - turning then into green houses for outdoor seed starting.

The Green Phone Booth: How Empty Milk Jugs Changed My Garden, making mini greenhouses, winter sowing

Genius ideas - Imgur

Genius ideas

milk carton watering can.great idea for kids helping in the garden. Smaller kids can use a half-gallon. Can also let kids decorate it how they want. Good craft project for their own kids garden!

If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony or too acidic, don't despair. See this component guide and how-to article on making "magic" soil.   // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Organic Garden Soil: Use Organic Compost +more

Building Healthy Soil - Simple soil test and how to upgrade your soil structure. Fill quart jar full of topsoil and add water to almost full. Shake to dissolve clumps & let jar sit overnight to determine soil structure and how to improve it.

Primitive vertical gardening

Coffee can planters --cheap idea for planters. Similar to the one where you screw a coffee can to a post to keep your garden trowel and gloves in and then put the plastic lid on to keep them clean and dry

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DIY Bottle Drip Irrigation, add fertilizer too, using recycled plastic bottles.

seed starter This ones even smarter. The newspaper will hold all the soil together when transplanting

Great way to start seedlings.Self-watering planter WANT TO DO THIS WITH WINE BOTTLES! made from recycled materials - 2 liter soda bottle cut in half, newspaper to line the planter and cotton twine for a wick.

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