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Homemade Pesto with Walnuts, Basil, Sage, Oregano and Garlic

Homemade pesto with walnuts basil and herbs
Looking for a new way to use your herbs?  A fresh take on pesto?  Something you can serve with pasta, crusty bread, salad or...

Tomato Hornworm Video

How to Get Rid of the Tomato Hornworm
Little Miss Squash Blossom is faced with a rude garden pest in this fairytale featuring live shots of the tomato hornworm. http://youtu.be/NqxprkWt6_8 Transcript

Difference Between Straw and Hay with Cartoons

Uses for straw and using straw for mulch in the garden
Until recently, I thought hay and straw were the same thing. Hayrides, barn floors, over-stuffed scarecrows and cows munching on grass - that's what...

Homemade Garden Markers Using Clay, Wood and Found Objects

How to make homemade garden markers with wood
Popsicle sticks work just fine in the garden to mark plants but when that creative streak strikes, use what you have around the house...

Homemade Fossils – MADE EASY!

It's easy to "mix up some mesozoic" at home or at school!  Making homemade fossils is fun and addictive. We've got a simple recipe for creating...

10 Natural Fertilizer Recipes

homemade organic fertilizer
Go no further than your pantry, backyard or the beach for materials to make your own organic fertilizer: BANANA PEELS  -  Eating a...

HOW TO Grow Cucumbers Over Other Plants to Save Space

Growing Cucumbers in Small Spaces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qVN14ZSYEs How We Did It Selected varieties of cucumbers that we prefer eating. A no-brainer but try and pick the ones with smaller seeds. We like...

How To Grow Garlic from the Grocery Store, Farmers Market or...

grow garlic in containers
Have extra garlic from the grocery store? You can start growing your own garlic with one clove! GROCERY STORE The key is to use ORGANIC...

Homemade Soft Pretzels with Herbs

cooking with herbs
Herbs are fun to experiment with and we hit a home run with these homemade pretzels. Click here for a printable recipe using no herbs. Makes...

Grow your own loofah sponges with video!

grow loofah sponges luffa gourds
We've wanted to grow our own sponges for years now ever since we learned about them from Chet at the Antique Gas and Steam...

The Crazy Things You Can Compost

Wowza - you've probably got a bunch of this stuff hanging around your house. Once used, it can be composted into soil amendment!  Top...

5 Tips for Using Manures in the Garden

manure safe for garden
Before you "poop your plants" LOL, learn these key handling and processing techniques to keep you and your plants free from contamination and sickness. Here's...

HOW TO MAKE Potting Soil with Eggshells and Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds in the garden
Learn how to use leftover eggshells and coffee grounds to supplement your supply of potting soil! If...

Protein Cookies for Athletes

Instead of trying to copy popular protein bars from the grocery store, we put the ingredients into a delightful cookie! Both of my kids are...

Homemade Dry Shampoo – Chemical Free and Non-Irritating

Are dry shampoo sprays bad for you? Good question. I cannot prove that all dry shampoo products are unhealthy. However, after our own personal, scary...