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from Survival Life

10 Gardening Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

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. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil…

from Faith Filled Food for Moms

Companion Planting and How’s Your Garden Growing

Would your kids be brave enough to touch & hold the butterflies like this?? This is the perfect project to do with them this summer -- grow a butterfly garden! Love these tips for raising the caterpillars and making your yard a happy spot for the new fluttery friends. Great ideas for container gardening, too!