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Strawberry pots can be tricky to plant. First, measure the height of your pot. Cut a piece of PVC pipe about 2 inches shorter and drill some small holes. Add rocks, then fill the pot with soil up to the first plant pocket. Center your pipe, and anchor it. Then plant the lower pockets, like this. Add soil to the next level and don’t get any inside the pipe. Keep going, then add plants to the top of your pot. Pour water directly into the pipe and around it to keep your soil moist. 

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Here’s a kitchen project you will enjoy outside and inside your house. Almost every kitchen has a window, so why not hang a window box to grow fresh kitchen herbs? You can buy a ready-made box, and you’ll have fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, and sage right at your fingertips. Before you hang your box, make sure you measure and mark both sides so your box will be level. Then, plant your herbs and let nature do the rest. Whenever you paint inside your house, you can roast sage leaves to neutralize the smell of fresh paint.

Supplies
  • Ready Made Box
  • Herbs (Rosemary, Basil, Sage)
  • Potting Mix
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Potting Mix
  • Drill
  • Screws
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How do you water the plants in your garden? Most folks use sprinklers, but I like drip irrigation. Drip systems are more efficient because they save water. They can use up to fifty-percent less than sprinklers by delivering moisture directly to your plants roots. Your soil surface stays dry, so less weeds. Try a drip irrigation starter kit with soaker hoses. You place them around the plants you want to water and you just connect the open end of the soaker to your garden hose and turn it on. Remember to look for a drip irrigation kit you can add on to, so you can expand your system as your garden grows.

Supplies
  • Drip Irrigation Starter Kit
  • Water Hose
Instructions

Here’s a tip for growing healthy flowers and vegetables in the garden. Mulch. Mulch keeps your soil moist by slowing water evaporation and keeps weeds from sprouting. Some folks like hollowed mulch made from tree bark. Other gardeners use mulch that’s made of shells from cocoa beans and it smells just like chocolate. There’s also rubber mulch made from recycled tires. It lasts longer and resists bugs. Spread mulch two to three inches deep and once the soil warms up in early spring, this simple step helps your plants stay cool once the weather gets hot and keeps your garden looking great all season long.

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  • Varying Types of Garden Mulch
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Here’s how to turn terra cotta planters into instant antiques for your garden. Get a foam brush and plastic mixing bowl, sand paper, lime powder and a terra cotta pot. Mix lime powder and water like this. Brush it on to coat the entire pot, then let it dry. Sand your pot so it’s lightly coated in some areas and heavier in others. Spray on sealant so your sprinklers don’t rinse off your handy work. Then stand back and admire your antique planter. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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Gardening isn’t just for people with backyards. Here’s how to create a mini garden inside your home. Pick out your favorite clear glass container. This could be a vase, a bowl, or a glass pitcher. Layer your ingredients starting with stones on the bottom. Add crushed charcoal to keep your soil fresh. Top it off with sand and then a thick layer of potted soil. Next, add moss. Poke holes in the moss and soil. Plant your largest plants first. Don’t forget to water and mist once a week, and trim dead foliage so it won’t rot. There it is, your garden oasis in a jar. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

The Back Story

Here’s a tip for growing healthy flowers and vegetables in the garden. Mulch. Mulch keeps your soil moist by slowing water evaporation and keeps weeds from sprouting. Some folks like hollowed mulch made from tree bark. Other gardeners use mulch that’s made of shells from cocoa beans and it smells just like chocolate. There’s also rubber mulch made from recycled tires. It lasts longer and resists bugs. Spread mulch two to three inches deep and once the soil warms up in early spring, this simple step helps your plants stay cool once the weather gets hot and keeps your garden looking great all season long. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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