Elly Campbell
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Growing vegetables from food waste is a great lesson for kids and also makes great science experiments!!

Growing vegetables from food waste is a great lesson for kids and also makes great science experiments!!

Next time you buy green onions, save the bulb and toss it in a jar of water...you'll have a whole new bunch in 12 days!

Next time you buy green onions, save the bulb and toss it in a jar of water...you'll have a whole new bunch in 12 days!

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow…

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow…

Cats don't like the smell of coffee...so if you have a cat that's using your beds as a litter box, scatter coffee grounds!

Cats don't like the smell of coffee...so if you have a cat that's using your beds as a litter box, scatter coffee grounds!

Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick:    Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..

Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick: Make a 50/50 combination of flour and baking soda, and dust it all over whichever plants the cabbage worms are eating. They'll eat the combo while munching the leaves, and die within a day or so. Repeat as necessary..

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp egg shells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp egg shells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden.

All you need is plain white table sugar to keep your lawn green, healthy, and chemical-free. It's easy to do, too. You don’t have to be precise and you don’t have to use a spreader. Just sprinkle it onto your lawn by hand. I use an old juice container with a wide mouth, and just walk up and down the lawn, shaking out the sugar.

All you need is plain white table sugar to keep your lawn green, healthy, and chemical-free. It's easy to do, too. You don’t have to be precise and you don’t have to use a spreader. Just sprinkle it onto your lawn by hand. I use an old juice container with a wide mouth, and just walk up and down the lawn, shaking out the sugar.

Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.

Natural Weed Killer 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, dash of dish washing detergent (makes it stick to the weeds). Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening. This works best on a sunny day.