how to plant it, I found a video that said to put it into the ground sorta lying on its side but then pull it up into the upright position. Said the part underground would form roots and send up new plants (I think that what's she said). Shown here is a screen shot from the video showing how she's lying part of it down into a long hole in the ground. She also said to put some bone meal into the planting hole to produce more tomatoes instead of more green parts. Ideas on whether any of this is a good idea?
Commented 5 days ago
You can boil your egg shells then use that water when you plant to get calcium into the plant
faster then just crush the egg shells up and use them.
If you happen to have a couple of hours to spare, you can easily create your own raised gardening bed. Raised beds should not generallybe any wider that four feet, with a minimum of a two
foot walkway in-between them. Common lengths are 4', 6', 8', 10', 12', and 16'. I based the steps below on a normal yard with semi- flat ground utilizing one simple 48 SF raised bed.
As I chose a 48 SF bed which was 12' long, I needed 3 – 2×12's @ 12' long (pressure treated), a 1x4x12 (pressure treated) for staking the box to the ground & 1 pound of 2 ½" deck screws. If you have an issue with gophers or other digging vermin, you may consider buying some chicken wire that can be placed at the very bottom of the assembly. Depending on the land & garden soil available you may need to buy some soil or compost (up to 36 Cubic Feet to achieve 9" of suitable planting material in the planter.)
Cut one of the 2×12's and the 1×4 into 3 – 4' segments – next cut the 1×4 section in half at a 45 degree angle – you may wish to make one additional cut to make a cut that looks like this ( > ). This will make it easier to pound it straight into the ground.
2 of the cut 2×12 sections are for the ends and the remaining one is for the center – keeping the pieces flush with each other, use three deck screws at each connection point. The 6 stakes, should be pounded into the ground at the 4 outside corners and on each side of the center support.
This post is based off our original one located here: http://blog.sls-construction.com/2010/creati... #SpringFever
Don't underestimate the butterfly – it's more than just a pretty garden addition! There are 561 known butterfly species in the United States and Canada, all of which pollinate your
flowers. Encourage butterflies to visit your yard and pollinate your plants by making a butterfly feeder. It's easy!
Full tutorial: https://brightnest.com/posts/attract-butterf...
Note: Some evidence suggests dyes may have negative health effects on humming birds. If you have humming birds in your region, we suggest making this sugar solon without dyes and making your jar extra colorful, instead!
Seeing rainwater dripping into your living room is a helpless feeling.
Maybe you can empathize if you've experienced this exact thing during a storm.
Plus, you can't fix the problem until all the rain has stopped which could take hours. A few weeks ago we had this exact thing happen to us. The next day I inspected the exterior trim of our living room window and found that the silicone caulk had cracked.
This small separation is what caused the rainwater to penetrate between the window and trim.
Since there was almost 6 linear feet of exterior caulk to remove I wanted to try a new removal solution that didn't involve hours of work.
Using chemicals always makes me a bit skiddish because of health concerns.
But I found a great liquid caulk remover called Lift Off that is environmentally friendly, biodegradeable, and water-based.
You'll only need a few supplies to completely remove old caulk with Lift Off:
+5-1 painter's tool or utility knife
+small paint brush
+small yogurt cup
+Lift Off caulk remover
+sponge & water
Apply the Lift Off to the caulk, let it penetrate, then remove it with the painter's tool. After you're done you should rinse the surface with water then apply a new bead of caulk.
In case you're interested I share some additional tips over on my blog that make this go pretty quickly. And there's a goofy picture of me in my favorite T-Shirt that you don't want to miss as well as a new entertaining video-LOL. Here's the link http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-remove...
If you are thinking about starting a vegetable garden, now is the time to plan. I highly recommend that you build raised beds. You can grow more vegetables in a smaller area and control weeds and soil conditions
Commented on Mar 29, 2013
What purpose do the corner posts serve? I'm trying to figure out what all types of wood I can
use to construct my beds. I have a variety of scrap including plywood. Need to make some raised beds but need to keep it to what I have on hand.