Apparently there is something called a Japanese Cucumber Mold that you fit over a young cucumber. As it grows it fills into the mold and take it's shape! How fun would it be to have heart or star-shaped cucumbers in your salad?
This article titled "How To Grow Sprouted Onions" at Alternative Gardening talks about exactly that. I had no idea. All this time, if I didn't eat an onion in time, I would simply plant the whole thing as-is in the soil.
To keep algae growth from your bird bath drop some copper pennies in. I have what I would call a normal size bird bath I use 7 pennies. The reason for the pennies being is that before that year, the pennies contained copper, a natural alg