It's that time of year again. Time to roast your pumpkin seeds. And with Halloween peeking around the corner, now is when you want to roast away. I can think of few snacks more delicious or nutritious than roasted pumpkin seeds. They are the perfect mid-morning snack while running your errands. Or pack in your lunch, the kids lunch, and to give your husband the fiber he needs. Salty, scrumptious and crunchy, who needs potato chips? Best of all?! It's such a cheap and easy mini-project and they'll last for months in airtight containers. Pumpkins are in abundance this season, for sale everywhere. Farmer's are desperate to dump so you'll be able to get a few at a great price, probably for $1 or $2. Here's how and why you should get roasting today!
We finally did it. Yep. Installed our rubber EcoBorder around the perimeter of our landscaping. We could rave about how we think it looks, but you be the judge. Thoughts? When I first posted about EcoBorder in the Spring, we closely inspected the product but hadn't installed it in our yard. Now that we have I can give the full-blown review with that experience under our belts. So we are thrilled to have partnered with EcoBorder again and for your chance to win over $200 in product from them. Keep reading to find out why you'll be motivated to redo your landscaping with EcoBorder right now to spiff up your space. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section of this post what you did to enter! And this is what I really think about EcoBorder now that we've tried and tested it.
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If you're anything like us, you're scurrying around doing a gizillion projects before the cold weather hits. Now it's gathering and cooking the last produce, making tomato sauce, hunkering down for winter and harvesting some seeds for next year. I wasn't going to bother harvesting seeds, but while I was picking the remnants of the Roma tomatoes, my 4-year-old started collecting beans pods for seeds. How could I let her down? So I was motivated to dig a bit deeper, learn a little more and find out why we should be harvesting these seeds. And what did I discover? That it's a cinch to do so cross this one off your list today. Here's a few reasons why you should give it a whirl this year and how-to do it. You'll love it. Promise.
Let's face it. You're better off buying durable, higher quality tools than cheaper ones. The reason is simple. Cheap tools are constantly getting replaced and that's frustrating. And you're even likely to spend more money over the long haul because you'll end up buying two of something, the second likely being that expensive brand. Just invest in quality from the get-go. Good thing Gilmour has you covered today because they are giving you a 100 foot hose and nozzle valued at approximately $60 to get you started on the right path. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section of this post what you did to enter. And just to cover your bases, here are seven tools you can't live without.
I love a good investment that gives a solid return. This is partly why I can appreciate garlic so much. Garlic grows from individual cloves broken off from a whole bulb. Each clove multiplies in the ground, forming a whole new bulb with 5-10 cloves. Talk about bang for your buck. But it's nearing the end of the Fall planting season, so you better get a move on. I always tell myself that when I order my Halloween costume off Amazon, it's also time to plant my garlic. And nothing flavors your food better than fresh garlic. Here's a tip to get us started. Don't break up those bulbs any longer than 24 hours before you plant them being very careful not to bruise or damage them. And make sure you follow these other ten tips too!
People have been stalling in front of my house when strolling past and I finally figured it out. They're gawking at my new steel orange and white pumpkin luminaries from Desert Steel. In fact, one lady stopped, paused, ripped out a sheet of paper and made me write down the web address for Desert Steel so she could order. That's the attention they are garnishing. And it's true. They just highlight my curb appeal. During the day, they draw the eye. And during the night all lit up, they stun while glowing. I don't know about you, but I start thinking about decorating with pumpkins in September and leave them up all the way to Thanksgiving. Fall decorating is the best, don't you think? So I'm thrilled for two of you to win two of these beauties from Desert Steel valued at $130. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know in the comment section of this post what you did to enter!
It never ceases to amaze me that Tom can leave clutter all around the house but if the lawn is less than pristine, he gets all weird about it. I'm not sure how a man who is such a perfectionist about his lawn can carelessly toss socks, lunch containers and papers all over the house, but there it is. And he's perfecting it to a science. He cares that much. Due to a drainage project we had a huge chunk of our lawn torn up to bury a pipe. It was quite an eyesore. Our neighbors wanted to just leave it so the kids could continue to drive their dirt bikes and ATV's on the path. But the mud pit proved too much mess, especially since it's right under my new clothesline. Since early fall is a fantastic time to spread seed, at least where we live, the man was motivated. Here's your essential checklist of what you must do to plant a lush lawn.
Move over Jason Bourne. There's a new assassin in town. And we're still after the bad guys. Except this time, we're dealing with weeds, roots, and branches. It's called the Root Assassin and it's ready to tackle those weeds, dig up deep roots and slash that branch. You'll love this slender, rigid tool with serrated teeth for tons of tasks. I have lots of yard to do this fall and like different tools for various jobs. It all depends. But what makes the Root Assassin completely unique? It's the shovel/saw combo. Never seen the like of it before! It has never occurred to me to use a shovel to saw with. Until now. So I'm thrilled that there are two winners who will get their very own Root Assassin valued at $55. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know you entered by telling us something fun about yourself in the comment section of this post!
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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