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2 DIY Self-Watering Ideas While on Vacation

2 DIY Self-Watering Ideas While on Vacation

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Plant watering globes are a wonderful solution for keeping a container garden lush and green while you are away for a few days. You don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive watering globes or...

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Setting Up A Garden Drip Irrigation System

Setting Up A Garden Drip Irrigation System

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Here are some general thoughts and tips for setting up your first drip system.

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How to Transplant

How to Transplant

It is the time of year when gardeners are busy transplanting seedlings which they have grown, or plants that have been purchased from a nursery or garden center. Follow these simple ABCs of transplanting for success.

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Seed Starting 202 - Preparing Seedlings For Outdoors

Seed Starting 202 - Preparing Seedlings For Outdoors

This video explains how to harden off your transplants and prepare them for outdoor conditions.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part V

Seed Starting 101 - Part V

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This video compares using seed starting mix with or without compost, and how it affects absorption and drainage.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part III

Seed Starting 101 - Part III

This video shows you how to plant and water your seeds, labeling the markers, and the "moisture meter".

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Surviving A Texas-Sized Drought & Heat Wave

Surviving A "Texas-Sized" Drought & Heat Wave

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2011 brought a record-breaking drought and heat wave. Here are three ways my garden got through it.

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DIY Self-Watering Transplant Tray

DIY Self-Watering Transplant Tray

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This system will save you a lot of time watering your transplants.

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Getting the Most from Your Midsummer Veggie Garden

Getting the Most from Your Midsummer Veggie Garden

Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned veteran, you'll find useful growing tips in the articles and videos highlighted here. For more timely gardening information and...

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Watering Your Seed(ling)s

Watering Your Seed(ling)s

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There are basically three methods ror watering your seeds (or your seedlings).

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When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

You're going to be away for a week or two this summer, but you don't want your garden to run wild. Get tips to tide your garden over until you return.

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Gardening Tip: Watering on the Cheap

Gardening Tip: Watering on the Cheap

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From fridge to garden: Plastic milk jugs find new life as watering cans.

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The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

The Sludge Report: Using Recycled Municipal Wastewater Solids as a Soil Amendment

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Should you put compost derived from wastewater solids on your kitchen garden? The answers are hard to come by, but the questions are worth asking.

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Video: Build a Rain Barrel

Video: Build a Rain Barrel

Reduce run-off problems and save money on your water bill and avoid community watering restriction by collecting your own rainwater in this easy rain barrel. Your plants will like the natural water without irritating additives like fluoride or iron.

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How and When to Water Your Garden

How and When to Water Your Garden

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Quench your plants' thirst without overdoing it. By getting to know your soil, keeping water where it needs to be, and knowing when to get out the hose, you can effectively water your garden and save money, too.

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Video: Plant an Easy-to-Water Strawberry Jar

Video: Plant an Easy-to-Water Strawberry Jar

Keeping the soil in strawberry jars evenly moist can be challenging. Most jars are made of clay, which tends to dry out easily, and they're usually positioned in the sunniest spot in the garden. Watch this video to learn how to plant an easy-to-water strawberry jar.

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