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Laundry Scents

Laundry is supposed to smell good or what is the point of cleaning your clothes?  But did you know some of the scents used in the traditional big box laundry products are actually toxic?  That means it is time to start making natural laundry products with pleasant scents minus the toxins.

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Lettuce Grow It Again

Think of it as recycling only better since you can keep eating fresh food for the price of one.  Buy some lettuce, eat the leaves and re-grow the bottoms for more greens.  These are some crops you can re-grow from cuttings with little effort and a good yield.

  • Lettuce/Bok Choy/Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Onions/Leek/Green Onion
  • Garlic
  • Potato/Sweet Potato
  • Ginger

Today we are focusing on lettuce and celery because it has proven to be the easiest and/or quickest to re-grow. 

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Transplants Welcome

Gardening is all about timing and sometimes luck, but mostly timing.  There is a general schedule of growing that gardeners may choose to follow.  If you are late to any growing season, don't fret, you can catch up by transplanting seedlings into any garden.

Seedlings are young plants grown from seed in small containers.  These small containers are usually referred to as a "6-pack" because of the 6 individual growing areas for 6 seedlings.  There are also "12-packs" or just a lonely "1-pack."

Planting from seedling transplants has many benefits like extending your growing season

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All Dirt Is Not Created Equal

Gardening in containers has so many advantages:

  • Minimal space needed
  • Little to no weeds
  • Full control over soil composition
  • Portable garden, move to more/less sunny space
  • Less back pain than gardening in the ground
  • Disease doesn't spread to plants via ground soil

Now that you have picked out your container for growing let's get some potting soil in there.

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How To Pick A Container

You can grow plants in almost any container.  Here is how to identify a good container for growing:

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