When our Red Wriggler Worms arrived via U.S. mail we felt like new parents again. Right down to getting the bedding and food just right! Vermiculture is brand new for Tom and I. But we were eager to learn and hope you share this interest. Worm poop works wonders in your garden. Sheer gold. So we were thrilled to partner with Marle Worm Growers who sent us a worm tube to test out. A worm tube is a PVC plastic pipe with holes that gets buried in your garden. You reap all the benefits of worm composting without having to host live organisms in your house or garage. So tell us why you'd like to win a worm tube in the comment section for a chance to win from Marle Worm Growers! And keep reading to learn more about our progress with vermiculture! It's so exciting.
Let me guess. You'd love to own your own greenhouse but don't want a permanent structure in your yard. Not to mention the expense! Meet the Horti Hood. The Horti Hood is a dome-shaped moveable greenhouse that can be used year after year to germinate your seeds and extend the growing season of your plants. And if you stagger your plantings, it's perfect for those second and third shifts. Even better? It costs a fraction of the price that a huge, cumbersome greenhouse would cost. It's simply marvelous. So we are ecstatic to have partnered with Rob McAlister from Cave Innovations who wants to give you a Horti Hood 90 valued at $140 US dollars. And guess what international readers? You can enter too!
Gardening may look easy to non-gardening folks: plant whatever you want, water it regularly, add fertilizer and that’s it! But that’s not the case at all. Successful gardening requires many important steps, and this includes determining your soil type. Chalky, clayey, silty, peaty, and sandy soils are 5 of the most common soils around, and in this blog post, you’ll learn how to find out which you have with this quick guide.
I know what you're thinking. Hmmm. This product looks like a glorified garbage can and for $100 bucks, I can buy something similar at Bed Bath and Beyond and just compost in that. After using my CompoKeeper for several weeks now....not so. And for the record, I have that garbage can from BBB (and paid more for it than I would have for a CompoKeeper, duh) and it pales in comparison. A CompoKeeper is similar to having dogs and cats; you're not going to be satisfied with having just one. You'll love it so much, you'll want at least two. That's how multi-purpose they are.
To enter leave a comment telling us why you'd like to win your very own CompoKeeper valued at over $100! (includes 12 compostable bags & 2 carbon filters).
Do you compare yourself to other people? It's probably not a good idea, but sometimes I do. I'm just a very curious person. I've noticed that my 5-year-old has picked up my awful habit of just staring at people who interest me. Not good! And I've read that the majority of people peek inside the bathroom cabinets of others when visiting their homes. I guess we're all curious! Want to take a peek at my garden and exchange notes? Then you can shoot me a comment about what you planted this year. Do you agonize over the planting process thinking to yourself....did I plant enough of......or too much of.....I do! It drives me insane. Here's my rundown.
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To celebrate World Oceans Day we're so excited to have teamed up with Water Gallery. Water Gallery is a marvelously unique company that makes reusable glass water bottles with stunning ocean themed artwork by Wyland. Looking at the panoramic view on the inside of these bottles is similar to going to the aquarium. And just like the aquarium, it actually looks like the dolphins and turtles are swimming inside these bottles. Best about Water Gallery? Their passion for ocean conservation and all earth sustaining products. So leave a comment for your chance to win two of these fantastic bottles from Water Gallery valued at $50!
I recently stumbled across Zidle, a website that sells everything from home and kitchen items to pet, beauty, auto and kids stuff. What an interesting array of products they sell! Who doesn't want a new squeegee? But what I like best is that so many of their products are inexpensive, I'm talking in the $3-$8 range for an item that is unique. Where else are you going to find special straws that change color when they touch ice cold beverages for $1.99? So this is your chance to win 3 items from Zidle that I'll highlight below. To win, just leave a comment telling me your favorite store that you currently shop at.
Is there anything worse that a pot or window box that doesn't quite measure up....or is just plain ugly? Okay, yes there is! But if you're going to plant at all, I say, do it right. Here's my top 8 top tips for creating a magical box or planter with stunning visual appeal this year.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I love sharing my home & garden ideas with you. Thanks for stopping by.
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