How To Store Green Onions

Storing Green OnionsEver wondered how you can keep those green onions without going bad? Check out here how to do just that, from It’s A Fabulous Life!

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Plant Your Romaine Lettuce Scraps To Re-Grow New Veggies!

 

Regrowing Romaine LettuceUsing your kitchen scraps to re-grow new veggies is something we love to do! So much fun with the kiddos to see how it re-grows right before your eyes! Check out here how to make your own from It’s A Fabulous Life!

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Plant Your Celery Scraps To Re-Grow New Stalks!

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Using your kitchen scraps to re-grow new veggies is something we love to do! So much fun with the kiddos to see how it re-grows right before your eyes! Check out here how to make your own from It’s A Fabulous Life!

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.99 each Butterfly Bushes at Kroger

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I have wanted a Butterfly Bush since we got one for my mom on Mother’s Day Last year! But most of the items in my landscaping are from friends and family trading excessive plants, costing us very little to nothing for most of our plants. After searching for a few months and finding that the least expensive Butterfly Bush I could find was around $25, this is what we spend for my mom’s, I did not want to fork out that much for my own flowerbeds, so I decided to just wait!

So I was so excited to stop in to Kroger yesterday and see that they had a large container of a Butterfly Bush for just .99 each! Yes, less than $1 for a very large Butterfly Bush! They look very healthy and was told they just had too many and needed to get rid of them! Great news for me! Sometimes it pays to wait!! So I bought 3! Check your local Kroger and see what they have!

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Water Your Garden with a 2 Liter Bottle?

Water your garden with a 2 liter bottle you say?!?!

This gardening season has shown some very challenging obstacles for us, our main one being  to keep the puppies from eating everything!! The other issue has been our water barrel that we made last year has been leaking, all the water is gone within a few days after the rain. This again is something I can say the puppies got a hold of. Eating the nozzle, I guess will do that! So until I get a chance to pull it apart and fix it, I was trying to think of another way to water my garden, inexpensively! So I went to our trusty recycled item tote filled with items that we normally would have thrown in the recycle bin, but we thought we could make something out of it and voila the 2 liter bottle.

What you need:

  • 2 liter bottle
  • power drill
  • a screw
  • pair of scissors

Take the label off the sides of the 2 liter bottle and rinsed it out.

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Use a drill and screw to drill a hole in the top of your cap. When you fill the 2 liter and turn it upside down in the ground, it will slowly drip out the hole into your garden, watering your plants!

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Make a small hole in the side of the bottle, take a pair of scissors and cut the bottle to the height you would like. I made a few different sizes. I have some that are a little taller to make sure we water the garden deeply and will hold a lot more water, meaning less watering of the garden. I have a couple that only about half the size of the 2 liter- this will be good to keep the surface wet as well.

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I then buried the 2 liter in the garden bed.

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Then fill that bad boy up with water and site back and enjoy the afternoon! The smaller the hole means less water dripping out, several holes mean more drippage! It is really up to you. If you want to water your garden less often, add only one smaller hole- but this may mean you need to add several 2 liters. Want to get your hands dirty and check on your garden more, add a bigger hole or maybe 2 or 3 holes in the cap. Each of our garden beds are 5 feet long and 4 feet wide and I have 5 2 liters in each one. Our soil tends to dry out quickly and I tend to forget to water. So this is my safety net to make sure they get some water, even when I don’t think about it.

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I think my favorite part about these 2 liters are they are rain catchers as well! So if they are empty when it starts raining, they catch some rain and fill right up on their own. Making them even more self sufficient! Leaving me even more time to worry about other things, instead of watering the garden!!

UPDATE: I just wanted to add a quick note as to how long the water is lasting in the 2 liters. I filled each 2 liter bottle up on Sunday and now on Wednesday there is about 1 inch of water left. So with 1 hole in the larger 2 liter bottles, in 90 degree weather- it will last about 4 days, not bad!!

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Garden: Raspberries & Tomatoes Growing Good! Link Up Your Garden!

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Our raspberries are doing quite well! Even with the new puppies run into them and eating some of the branches along the bottom we are still getting tons of raspberries! They have been a little tart, but the girls are loving them!

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Tomatoes are doing fairly well, we haven’t been able to pick any just yet, but they are getting closer!

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Peppers are growing nicely! We added 3 more pepper plants this year, since we ran out of our frozen stockpile early. This way we can freeze more and make it through the winter with our garden peppers!!

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We Love Our Roses!

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I love our rose bush! It was this itty bitty thing last year, that didn’t look like it was going to make it but this year it is large and producing some beautiful roses! I love the coral color as well! Do you have any pretty thing growing in your yard?

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Save Big With Gardening- Pick Your Own Farms

Last year I posted about Pick Your Own Farms and how it not only will save you time but money! Fresh produce is something my family loves and with limited space in our own garden, it is great knowing I can still get fresh homegrown produce but with out taking up my whole yard! I tend to plant produce in my garden that I know I can not get else where!  check out your local PickYourOwn Farms and see what you can find!

 

Green Acres Landscaping and Nursery – Blueberries

5700 Kyles Station Road, Liberty Township, OH 45011. Phone: 513-777-8330. Open: call first to verify availability; on Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Prices: $4.50 per quart or $12.00 for 3 quarts Quart containers provided (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 24, 2009) (UPDATED: June 13, 2010)

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B1G1 FREE- Just $10- 2 Ghost Chili Peppers Plants

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2 Blueberry Plants for Just $10 + FREE Gift

As Seen On TV Blueberry Giant – Grow Delicious Blueberries in your very own home! No need to trek out to the grocery store just to buy old blueberries. With the Blueberry Giant you can grown your very own fresh, juicy blueberries in your own home. Get 2 Plants for Only $10 + P&H PLUS a FREE Bonus Plant!

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B2G2 FREE- Just $10 for 4 Hummingbird Vine Plants

Turn Your Backyard into a Natural Hummingbird Playground! Grow Vibrant Trumpet Flowers to Attract the Beautiful Hummingbird into Your Yard. Say Goodbye to Bird Houses and the Mess they Bring for Good. Buy 2 Vines, Get 2 FREE – only $10 + S&H

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B1G1 FREE Giant Sunflowers

Sunflower MatGrow Hundreds of Glowing Sunflowers in Just Days! Just Unroll, Water and Watch it Grow. Buy 1, Get 1 FREE – only $10 + S&H. I love Sunflowers, and how easy does this sound!

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B2G2 FREE Hummingbird Vines

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B2G1 FREE Blueberry Plants

Blueberry Giant Grow Delicious Blueberries in your very own home! Get 2 Plants for Only $10 + P&H PLUS a FREE Bonus Plant! We have a raspberry plant and have been wanting to grab a blueberry plant, now I can!! I love having fresh fruit in our garden!

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Oh, How My Garden Grows- 3/13 (link up your garden)

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Spring is finally here! I know not officially but with this week hitting the 70′s all week, it sure feels like spring to me! We already have several flowers blooming and ready to decorate our flower beds.


I can’t wait to start seeing some progress with our veggies and fruits! Starting next week I will post more about our garden, but I thought since there wasn’t much to show, I would share my pretty blooms!


I just love this yellow, so bright and colorful!!


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