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emoticon Closing this thread out and starting one for 2015.

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I would like to thank you all for the nice words and to know you enjoy the tips and ideas and that you keep coming back. Also a big thank you to the tips that you all share with me too! It only shows we are never to old to learn something new? 2015 will be better then ever?

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I've really enjoyed the posts this year.
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Oh, that ice one is a great idea---I don't like the smell of the spray stuff you get at the store, smells like petroleum which it probably is. I might have to make up a batch of this and put it in a spray bottle and keep it by the back door.
Don't forget to start a 2015 Garden secrets for next week! Thanks!

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Monday tip: Sew an old pair of shoulder pads inside the legs of your jeans right by each knee. This way you don't have to keep moving a kneeling pad.

Did U Know? Instead of scraping ice off your car, try spraying it with 2/3 vinegar 1/3 water. The ice will melt right off.

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you can also use toothpaste on the jewelry too

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Monday tip: White flour comes in handy when I want an edge marked for cutting or spraying in the grass.

Did U Know? If your favorite earrings have lost their luster,soak them in rubbing alcohol for 30 minutes,then gently brush with a clean soft toothbrush and rinse with warm water. Alcohol, which is safe for all settings,will disintegrate the dirt and body oils that dull diamonds the result: luminous jewels that are sure to make you look dazzling.

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You could use the small pots that the plants come out of to cover them while mulching, too.

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could use some small plant pots as well, now that I know about this. Thanks for the tip!



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Great tip about the mulching and as for the wooden spoon over the top of the pot, I have to get another wooden spoon since my son broke mine yesterday doing the meat for the spaghetti

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Monday tip: To save time when mulching around transplants,cover each plant with a plastic cup. Pour mulch over entire bed,cups including,to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Then simply lift the cups off the plants.

Did U Know? Avoid pot boilover: Place a wooden spoon over the top of the pot as the food cooks. The spoon will pop any bubbles that reach the top, keeping the liquid from boiling over without slowing down cooking time.

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And that is what I did and still do. Most times it is just cheaper to buy a new one anyways.

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Maybe in a pinch but safer and easier to just go buy a new one! That ink stains!

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I did throw it away and never tried it again because of that and that was long ago.

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Maybe that one is not a keeper?

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I tried that once with a marker and got it all over the place. Maybe the next time I will do it with paper around it so that it does not get every where,

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Monday tip: To keep your water garden plants in place,fill old pair of pantyhose with pebbles and place them at the top of the plant's pots. This helps sink the plants and keep then in place.

Did U Know? Revive a dried-out marker: Fill the cap with rubbing alcohol and dip the marker into the liquid until you see ink swirling around. Empty the cap,snap it back onto the marker and let sit 15 minutes. The alcohol will re-hydrate the tip.

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Thanks for the tip!!

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Great tip.. Thanks for sharing

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I was reading yesterday how to grow bulbs indoors with stronger stems so they don't droop, fall over---you add alcohol to the water as they are growing---it shortens the stem and makes them sturdier but does not affect the flower---just not a strong mix, less than 10% alcohol in the water---think not to go over 6% to not harm the plant itself---so if you do the paperwhites for the holidays or planning on doing tulips for inside in February, thought this would be helpful info.

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Will try to check on how to grow great sunflowers?

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Was wondering that one too. I have a metal do but some of the trim have wood and I have a nail in that.

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Why would you hand the stick on hook upside down? If by chance you have a metal door, the magnetic hooks work really well. Had one at my old place.

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Anyone got any tips on how to grow great sunflowers?
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Monday tip: In fall, before putting away garden tools. I wash them with soap and water to disinfect them. Then I apply a light coat of oil.

Did U Know? Door won't shut with wreath hanger? Try a stick on hook: Hang a hook upside down on the back of the door.

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thought of 1 good tip, but forgotten for the meantime, probably going senile



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Great idea on the run and about the horseradish that is one hot stuff and not sure if I want to do that.

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Monday tip: Use strips of carpet or carpet paddling to mulch between your garden rows. It keep the weeds down/ allows water to penetrate and lets you walk though the rows when it's wet without getting muddy. At the end of the season,roll up the strips to reuse them the following year.

Did U Know? Achy muscles from about of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes,then apply it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles.

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Don't have to worry about cactus but weeds are another thing.

Right now my jeans are stretch and they don't put belt loops on them.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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Monday tip: If you got a spreading cactus with long sharp spines,after a rain or watering,use a kitchen tongs to reach in and pull out any weeds that have germinated.

Did U Know? Hang jeans on shower-curtain hooks to save space in closets and drawers.

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Sorry to mention this girls and guys but we got to remember what topic this is?

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So, did you shave it off? Seems to be the first place for some men to turn gray.

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I was disappointed when my beard turned grey, used to be black/brown with a ginger mo and goatee



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LECATES have to agree with you on that and they think it looks good to but it makes them look silly and trying to hold onto something that is that is going fast. Just accept that you are getting old and not try to hang on to something that you don't have any control over. If they don't like my gray that is their problem. I earned every one of them!!

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I have never colored my hair---I like my gray and feel that I earned everyone of them---LOL---I do think it looks silly to see someone who is in their 80's or 90's with dark hair---and usually their hair color looks soooo fake.

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that is nice if you have small children or know of someone that has one and will give you some of their disposable diapers but they are too expensive to just go out and buy them for that.

I saw a neighbor that has rags going from the plant into a water container for that. I think she used bath towels for that.

I stopped coloring my hair in 2005 and don't regret it. I regret coloring my hair since I still have that coloring coming out from my skin. Never will color my hair again.

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Monday tip: to keep a hanging plant from drying out rapidly,line the pot with a disposable diaper ( absorbent side up) and fill with soil and plants. The diaper holds water,then releases it as the soil begins to dry out. Plants stay perky with half as many waterings.

Did U KNow? Help for a home hair color oops: You picked up a new at-home hair color that you thought would be perfect for fall,but as soon as you dried your hair, you realized it was way too dark. Luckily,mine hair stylist friend had a fix: Wash with dandruff shampoo its zinc pyrithione tones down color. Then use conditioner to prevent dryness. It worked- now your hair looks great.

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that is good to know because those buggers are a real pain too,

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Thanks!

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I got Knockout Gnats at Home Depot.

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Great to know there is a solution for the gnats---where did you purchase that?

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Because I am still physically very limited, I have been paying Neighbors children to do light tasks, (in the garden and around the house). That way my beloved garden is still tended too and the children get both some experience and pocket-money.



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Each Fall I bring inside some of my plants. This year it was three large pots of geraniums, some marigolds, and a pot of nasturtiums. The nasturtiums are to put in salads. Especially if someone in the family gets a chest cold, they are very helpful.

I have also filled my home with house plants to help keep the air clean. This fall I also brought in gnats. emoticon They breed in fungus in the soil or in the water in dishes beneath the pot.I applied a product called" Knockout Gnats." I've not seen any more of those pesky bugs. I am enjoying the indoor blooms.

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slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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Wow! This site is rock in'...

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Great tips and you can also use paraffin wax to also help with getting the zipper unstuck too.

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These are great!

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When planting tulip bulbs---it is that time of the year!---sprinkle red pepper on the bulb and in the hole to keep the squirrels from eating them. I also sprinkle some of the red pepper where I planted it---that way if I have to stop, I can go back and know where I have already planted them.

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Monday Tip: When I plant summer bulbs,such as gladiolus, I put a Popsicle stick in the ground near each bulb. If the bulbs haven't sprouted when I start setting out bedding plants later, I know where I can and can't dig.

Did U Know? Fast fix for a stuck zipper? Simply rub the teeth of the zipper with the tip of a pencil. Graphite is a natural dry lubricant, so your zipper slid open without a fight.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/27/14 3:22 P

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Once you carve a pumpkin, put some lemon juice inside and swish it around---it will make your pumpkin last longer.

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10/27/14 3:19 P

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Monday tip: A bucket makes a perfect stand to support hanging baskets when watering or planting.

Did U Know? Grate cheese with ease: A genius way to keep your counters clean and your fingers nick-free when grating. Place the grater and block of cheese inside a large plastic bag and grate as usual. The cheese will go directly into the bag as you work,and the plastic will help protect your fingers from the grater's sharp edges.


















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10/21/14 2:24 A

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I think I have one of those but not sure where it is.

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/20/14 12:54 P

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Monday tip: A shoe caddy hangs in my garage to store garden tools, gloves, garden shoes and any other items that will fit in the compartments.

DID U KNOW? Hanging a tension rod in a cabinet creates a handy ledge for small spices.

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10/15/14 2:31 A

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I started watching it and that was one of the projects that they had was taking a real good pillowcase and make it into a shirt. It looked like some type of silky material so I am guessing satin since that looked like that material. It turned out nice too.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/14/14 6:17 P

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Do they still have hessian sacks in the US?. they might have a few uses as well. eg steeping manure in water to make liquid fertiliser



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10/14/14 7:46 A

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Wow! I never seen that one,that would b cool...

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10/14/14 3:33 A

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If the pillow case is a good one you can turn it into a shirt. Saw that on fit2sew on PBS

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/13/14 11:49 A

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Monday tip: To protect plants when applying mulch to a bed,use and empty plastic coffee container. Place the container over the small plant, place mulch around the can,then lift. Mulch is where you want it - on the soil, not on the leaves and flowers. For larger plants, use an inverted wastebasket.

Did U Know? Cutting a slit in an old pillowcase creates a garment bag for clothes.

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10/6/14 8:08 P

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I like to know that too!!

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/6/14 6:57 P

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Do you paint on the Listerine neat? or make up a solution? Is it necessary to soak your feet, if so 4 how long? cheers Richard



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Hmmm, will it keep the toes from smelling bad? LOL

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10/6/14 11:42 A

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Monday tip: At the end of the season, disinfect all your tools and tomato cages with a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. This also can be used during the growing season when handling diseased plants.

Did U Know? Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouth-wash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

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10/2/14 11:01 P

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right now that will not work because it has been raining for the last couple of weeks and it has been flooding in parts of Florida. My back yard is full of water, at least that is what my son said because I had surgery on my foot and can not get it wet. I know that it is flooded back there because the place that the water inlet for the meter is full of water. That is in the front yard. Hate to see how the back is. Will try them after it get dry which they said is suppose to start Sunday. Thanks for the tips!!

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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10/2/14 6:29 P

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For ants. borax mixed with honey in a jar-lid and left near their nest should work or insecticide powder containing carbaryl, sprinkled around nest hole should definitely work.



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