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Recycled Milk Carton Planters

Self Sustaining Container Garden

DIY Plastic Animal Planters

How To Regrow Celery Indefinitely

Plant & Regrow a Pineapple

How To Grow Green Onions Indefinitely

How To Plant Sweet Potatoes Indoors

Make Eggshell Seed Planters

Regrow Bok Choy From the Base

Grow Purple Potatoes in a Coffee Sack

Edible Landscaping With Pepper Plants

How To Plant Garlic

DIY Teepee Supports

DIY Branch Vine Supports

Grow An Avocado Tree From the Pit

Planting a Fall Garden

Make Planters From Household Tins

Carved Pumpkin Planters

Plant & Grow Horseradish Root

DIY 5 Gallon Paint Bucket Planter

Plant Grapevines in Barrels

Uprooting & Transferring Herbs

Growing Purple Bush Beans

Wine Cork Plant Markers

Tomato Cage Pea Plant Teepees

Recycled Pallet Garden Shelf

Recycled Colander Planter

Regrow Basil from Cuttings

Cut Basil to Grow Bushy

Propagate Rosemary from Cuttings

Regrow Lemon Balm from Cuttings

Grow Turmeric Root

Repurposed Planter

Propagate Succulents

DIY Planter Accent Table

Age Terra Cotta Planters

Salvaged Bud Vase

How To Transplant Daffodils

Grow Brussels Sprouts in Containers

Our Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Grow Peas in Containers

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  1. Have you guys tried growing Turmeric? It's a great root and you can regrow it from the root you harvest when the plant dies.

    1. We haven't tried Tumeric yet, but sounds like something we need to add to the list! Thanks Chuck!

  2. Just stumbled upon your blog while getting ideas for my tiny back patio garden I'm planning. And then I read the "about" section. My husband and I are 12 years apart, he went to VCU, and we live in Lynchburg, VA. Look at the world getting smaller and smaller. :)

    Fantastic site!

    1. Arielle — what a small world it truly is!

  3. Just a wonderful site.Can't wait to get started. I have a rowdy dog who loves to dig. Maybe this will be my solution!

  4. I came across your page after seeing your celery photos on "Grow Food, Not Lawns" Facebook page. What a great blog! I liked your page too and look forward to reading it often. I'm a novice gardener starting seeds for the first time this year. The Mr. just built us a hoop greenhouse and I'll be updating my page as things move along. My 3 dogs, Zeus, Venus and Bunny Boo say hello to Basil! *Karen*

  5. Thnak you so much for your gardening page :) I was wondering what to do next with my regrown celery, and you got the answer for me :) thanks a million :) please keep us updated, love your blog

  6. I was wondering what type of soil you guys use for the lot of your potted vegetables and fruits, I am having a hard time trying to pick a good one, considering all that the stores are stocked with is miracle gro. Thank you :) and I really enjoy all of your gardening posts.

    1. check this out look 3 posts down then decide

  7. I have been planting pop corn seeds to and tomatoes, peppers just planted Garlic yesterday. I am wanting to grow some coli-flower and whatever else I can grow that is healthy for the body I am Mr. Cheapo have to be when you do not make much. I am from Billings, Mt but now live here in Philippines

  8. Thank you for the celery and green onion ideas! We use a lot of both here at home, and I think our children will have a blast experimenting with these. We plan on doing some celery indoors, and some outside in the garden and see which one grows best. Should be an interesting learning experience for them :-)

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  10. dangit i deleted it again anyways this time get it right try a green house system using aquaponics its a system that uses the fishes poop to fertilize the vegetables roots. you will be able to grow 3 times the vegetables in 1 grow season the fish poop through a natural process turns into a high nitrate miracle grow you will be amazed at the results and low maintenance... and on top of it all you will use 1/3 normal water usage when growing vegetables as the water is not being absorbed into the ground and back into the eco system instead it is staying in your own private eco system..... you can reply to just a idea I have started mine and the cucumbers are taking off like crazy along with the korean hot peppers cant wait till next month when the picking will start

  11. Sweet potatoes are the easiest thing to grow and require very little care once started. Plant the sprouting (budding) sweet potatoes in the ground (totally covered in dirt) or a hot box that can be moved to warmth in the colder climates during the early springtime. Once the chance of frost is over move outside in full sun. They can be transplanted into the ground if space is available. After sweet potato runners ( several vines per potato) reach about 4 feet or more, they can be cut into 2 foot lengths and buried into the ground ( a prepared raised bed about 1 to1.5 feet high and about 1.5 to 2 feet across). The potato vine (two foot section previously cut off) should be formed into a "U" shape and buried about 4 to 6 inches deep with each end of the "U" sticking up. Sometimes one of the ends sticking up is the leaf end of the vine. Other times, both ends have been cut; both are good. Keep watered often while starting plants but do not over water. The vine will wilt for the first few days and then begin to take hold (root). The potatoes will take about 90 to 120 days to mature. You will begin to see the earth on the top of the bed cracking as they begin to grow and expand. This is when you know that you are going to have a pretty good crop!! After the potatoes have reached the size that you want (you can put a finger in the ground around them to check the girth), You must then dig them out of the beds (raised rows). Or, you can allow the potatoes to grow until fall frost while selectively harvesting a few at a time off each plant as they get large enough while not pulling the plant up. Keep an eye out for outliers as vines will put down root and grow tubers all along the vine. I usually get between 5 and 15 potatoes per plant. Good Luck! PS: don't forget to plant the original potatoes that you used to create the vines as these will often create many potatoes also. After harvesting the potatoes let them cure for about 3 to 4 weeks before eating. This will allow them to become sweet and tasty. Store in a cool dry place with adequate air flow and low moisture.

  12. My sister sent this page to me and I just love it. Thank you so much.

  13. Hey you should give an update on your avocado plants. I've been growing one myself for the about the past 18's over foot tall and has two stems. It's great! Although I must say that when the leaves age they turn brown at the tips and it makes me worried.

  14. Question? would this work with Romaine Lettuce, noticed it looked the same when cut?

  15. I've notice my Yu Choi I've been growing from scraps is being eaten by some kind of bug when I replanted it outside in a larger container. Is there a safe spray you use for pesky plant eating bugs w/o harming the plant?

  16. I applaud your adventures in container gardening. I am going to try growing celery and green onion indoors.

    This is a great site. Keep it up.

  17. Thanks for posting all the positive results from your cuttings experiments. Have you had any monumental failures? When I moved from Southern California to Virginia two years ago I left some green onions behind in my flower garden. The new owners did not take photos (so no proof) but when I left a couple of them were 5 feet tall and the new owners said they cut them down at about 6 feet tall with the root ends being about the size of a softball.