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Hows Your Soil? Your WEEDS Will Tell You

Itching to know what type of soil you have??? forget soil tests, look no further than the weeds that grow in your gardens. I just ran across this mega-interesting article explains what the weeds in your garden are telling you. It lists the most common weeds and what type of soil they grow best in. […]

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Plastic Bottle Greenhouse!

So this all started out today as I did some winter sowing.  While cutting milk jugs I wondered, could I adapt this into a indoor mini greenhouse?  Well,  I was all out of 1 gallon milk jugs, but I did have a cranberry juice bottle laying around!  So I washed out the bottle, grabbed a […]

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Winter Sowing, AND Recycling.

Winter Sowing, AND Recycling -A few years back I decided to try and start sowing seeds while there was still snow on the ground!  So, I grabbed a bunch of different seed packages I had laying around from, many years before.  I grabbed a few old 1 gallon milk jugs, and cut the bottoms off.  […]

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Pop Can Solar Heater. Cold Frame Plans


A pop can solar heater? This opens doors if it works. I just ordered 16 packets of new seeds and only have space left for 3 empty flats. With no greenhouse, whats a girl to do? So I’ve been on a mission to find a way to heat a space big enough to get some […]

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Dupage Forest Preserve – The Warrenville Grove

The Warrenville Grove in the Dupage forest preserve was the best part of Warrenville.  The Warrenville Grove is located on the west branch of the dupage river.   Julius Warren claimed this land in 1833 for his saw mill. As a kid I always rode my bike there.  Inside the grove there used to be many fun […]

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Fairy Garden Firepit, no way!

Im so stoked about this Source: via Trisha on Pinterest We’re SERIOUS fire people here, so for us, this must be king of all fairy garden accessories. Ideas are FLOODING in. I want to have a REAL fire in this pit, but the item here (amazon) is made of resin, which would melt faster […]

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Broken pots turned into a fairy paradise!

Broken pot fairy garden? Im listening… After finding the most amazing upcycling idea ever, I am now convinced that God made pots breakable just to reuse for fairy gardens.  Sometimes those pots are so stubborn, they can live forever with a crack down the side. So if you see me sneaking around with a hammer, you’ll know […]

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