Tom here. I recently garbaged picked a very nice 75' garden hose from the curb. It certainly didn't looked damaged. At the same time I'm not naive enough to think that somebody threw away a garden hose because it was in good working order. I ended up finding a small hole in the hose. But for $1.92 I fixed the hose and now it works perfect. Have you thrown out a garden hose that has a hole, or because one of the ends got run over by a car or the lawn mower? Does it drive you crazy if you see a little drip coming from one of the ends? Stop fretting over your hose and fix it yourself! Confession time. I just learned how to fix these common problems... The good news? So can you!
Sophisticated and sleek, function marries beauty in this Good Directions weathervane made of copper and brass. The copper figure and spacer balls are splendid. Real copper! Stunning just sitting in the box. Still, within minutes of arrival, Tom already had it assembled. It was that easy. He placed the vane in the dead center of the middle raised bed. A decorative Titan highlighting the best of our garden and no doubt will look equally lovely in your yard. Good Directions is a company with a sharp eye on trend only offering the creme de la creme of outdoor products. Make sure you enter to win by leaving a comment below telling us where you'd put this weathervane. Barn? Home? Garden? Cottage? Potting shed? Greenhouse? Lake house? Garage? Deck? The possibilities are endless. $180 value!!
A year ago, you probably would have been able to convince me that compost tea is something one can drink. But as I ween myself off of products like Miracle-Gro, I'm seeking out organic solutions to ignite the growth and health of my garden. Enter compost tea. Here's a DIY mini project that's easy to do and will satisfy your soils need for organic nutrients. So meet Jay Williams, co-owner of High Yield Organics - (Rocky Mountain Worms) who breaks down the whole process for us. Jay is so easygoing and laid-back, it was easy asking him questions. He's the exact type of person we like to learn from. Here's the scoop to successful brewing.
Tom bought me some hand tools at a garage sale. I was pleased but confused as to why all the handles had purple duck tape repeatedly wrapped around them. "To mark that they belonged to his wife" was my husbands reply. Huh...I'm thinking to myself? He continued "So that the husband knew never to touch those tools." Uh. Ok. Maybe a simpler solution would be to purchase this durable and trendy 6 piece pink handled tool set from Apollo Precision Tools. The handles are pink to mark awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And a portion of every pink kit sale is given to this cause. If you don't have any hand tools or are just looking for an upgrade; I really hope you enter to win by leaving a comment telling us how you organize your tools.
I like to think I don't nag. But this probably isn't true. This year, I really wanted every plant to be propped up. Sprawling plants make for a messy looking garden. And since I planted much closer than usual this year, we needed to go vertical. Trellises are pricy, usually one trellis per plant. But I wanted a trellis that could prop up a whole row of peas, beans or cucumbers. So I got on Tom. Tom's a gym teacher. With his go-big or go-home mentality, he was racking his brain with ideas to win. And he came up with a seven' high and six' wide trellis made out of PVC pipe. Guess what else? There's a surprise at the end of this post.
We bought our first DripWorks irrigation system a couple of years ago. I didn't blog then. It's a product that we use and abuse and continue to love year after year. We've partnered with DripWorks today so that you can have a chance to win your own Garden Bed Irrigation Kit...good for watering up to 3 beds (4' x 8'). Perfect for raised beds, flower beds, pots and shrubs. It's with great pleasure that I recommend this product to you. I really hope you win!!
I just noticed that my garlic scapes have curled. It's time to harvest, prepare and eat my scapes. The scapes are the curling stem that spirals up from the hardback Rocombole garlic. It's the stalk that suddenly emerges mid to late June from the center of the plant. And since this is my first year growing garlic, it's also my first year with my own garlic scapes. Garlic is tasty. So are the scapes. They are delicious and easy to prepare. And don't worry if you didn't grow your own, they can be found at farmer's markets. I even saw them in the grocery store this past week. But hurry, the season is short! So if you haven't tried making garlic scapes, I hope you will this year. Here's five reasons why.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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