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frugal plant starter kits

The cheapest way I've found to start my garden plants and herbs is to re-use yogurt containers, eggshell cartons and the broken eggshells themselves. Using large plastic salad tubs as a mini greenhouse works great too! No more expensive jiffy pots and greenhouses for me. emoticon

- Submitted by GUNNSGIRL91303 5/25/2012 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Using Vinegar to kill weeds !!!

Vinegar when sprayed or poured onto weeds will prevent the weed from absorbing water, thus killing it. My dad told me this, and he is a professional gardner. Watchout, it does kill everything, even grass. So, just put it on what you want to get rid of. Much cheaper than those $99 bottles of killer. Vinegar has sooo many uses! :)

- Submitted by CARLYBAHRAH 3/23/2011 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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Photograph It!

For seasonal practices, photograph the "old" way as a record of what to do or not to do in the future. For example, in gardening you will have a future reference of what you like and don't like about your landscaping. Likewise, holiday decorations...furniture arrangements...outfits with accessories...

- Submitted by SLUGGER17 1/9/2011 in Organization | 0 Comments
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Garden Clogs just not for Feet

Before you retire those gardeninf clogs, consider this idea. You can use them as hanging planters (or herbs). The holes in the clogs are perfect for drainage. You need to line the toes with moss, then plant pansies, violas or pin-cushion ivy or herbs. Then hang them from the heel strap.

- Submitted by SRIVERS1 9/3/2010 in Around The House | 0 Comments
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Reason to have a Green Thumb

There is another reason to having an active hobby such as gardening when older. It may be one way to keep your mind young. Studies show that older people that regularly indulged in gardening have a lower risk of dementia compared to non-active older people.

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 7/24/2010 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Gardening Hint to make cleaning up easier

Before you head out to the garden, drag your fingernails over a bar of soap. When you wash up after you're done, the dirt under your nails will rinse off.

- Submitted by KAKIPOPUP 7/19/2010 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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Grow Fresh Herbs on Your Kitchen Windowsill

For the same price as a bunch of cut fresh herbs at the supermarket, you can buy a small potted herb plant at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Keep it on your kitchen windowsill and use when you're cooking. Fresh herbs add so much flavor that you won't even miss the salt and fat you cut out of the recipe!

- Submitted by TURBO-GIRL 6/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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I grow my own food

When I get home from work, I put on my overalls and get out in the back yard to see what's new. Right now I have ripe artichokes, sugar snap peas, radishes and onions. Soon I will have beans, carrots, and strawberries. Super delicious, organic and VERY local!

- Submitted by HAPPYPATTY1 5/6/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Finding Hidden Exercise Minutes

Places you wouldin't think of are great times to get in extra exercise... Grocery Store, Hallways at work, Backyard, Park.... Hidden Exercise when you weren't planning on it.

- Submitted by SKABOWS 5/4/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Befriend neighborhood children

I have found that some of the young ladies in my neighborhood could really use someone to hang out with. It is fun because they love helping me with what I am working on around the house (gardening, cooking, cleaning out my car) and I enjoy sharing tips and tricks they can use when they grow up. emoticon

- Submitted by ISABRANDI 4/27/2010 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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A Vision Garden

Today I planted myself a vision garden. I thought of the garden as a metaphor of sorts for my own journey of renewal. My garden symbolizes a fresh beautiful start in life... so, when I go out to tend my garden it serves as a reminder that I, much like my garden, can only flourish when tended to. emoticon

- Submitted by SHEWRITESMEMOIR 4/25/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Gardening - Keeping Deer Out Naturally

Tuck a worn sock in your garden. The human scent keeps deer away. Since we're all on SparkPeople, I'm sure there are plenty of work out socks out there! Just keep cycling them out. Natural and animal friendly! :)

- Submitted by SAVANNAHJESSICA 4/14/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments
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Home Grown Veggies

To save time and money on your garden veggies, talk with neighbors and co workers about what they plan to grow this year. Finding three people to plant different things and sharing the crops!

- Submitted by JILLIEWILLE1 3/26/2010 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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