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Make Free Garden Food: DIY Compost Bin
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DIY Compost Bin


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

If you have your own garden, you want it to flourish.

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How to Make a Worm Bin


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to make a worm bin using a rubber storage tote, newspaper and kitchen scraps.

Preserve Your Herbs: DIY Drying Rack
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Preserve Your Herbs: DIY Drying Rack


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

It’s easy to preserve some of your harvest with a DIY drying rack for your herbs.

Make a Farmhouse Style Moss Cone
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Make a Farmhouse Style Moss Cone


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to make a stylish farmhouse style moss cone that you can use for mums and other cuttings from your garden.

Conserve Precious Water: DIY Rain Barrel
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DIY Rain Barrels


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Did you know that up to 600 gallons of water can be collected from just 1” of rain falling off a 1,000 square foot house?

Instant Garden Antique: Aging a Concrete Bird Bath
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How to Paint a Concrete Birdbath


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Many gardeners want their gardens to look as if they’ve been around for a long time.

Soil bag garden and garden tools.
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How to Make an Easy Soil Bag Garden


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to make an easy soil bag garden ideal for any size space

Light the Way: DIY Lamp Post Re-Do
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Light the Way: DIY Lamp Post Re-Do


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Refresh your front yard and improve your home’s curb appeal by updating the lamp on your outdoor post.

Grow Vitamin-W: DIY Wheatgrass
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Grow Vitamin-W: DIY Wheatgrass


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to grow wheatgrass, sometimes called cat grass. Easy growing green grass makes a tasty snack for felines and a lovely addition to your table.

How to Plant a Crape Myrtle, the Ultimate Year-Round Tree
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How to Plant a Crape Myrtle


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Crape myrtle is one of the loveliest trees the South has to offer.

Build a Round Planter for Pansies
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How to Build a Planter for Pansies


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Showcase colorful pansies in a unique hanging planter
How to Make a Flower Press
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How to Make a Flower Press


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Pressing flowers is an easy way to preserve the beauty of your favorite blooms.
How to Plant Hurricane-Resistant Trees
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How to Plant Hurricane-Resistant Trees


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Cleaner air, energy savings, wildlife habitat and higher property values are just a few of the benefits trees provide.
Build a Dehydrator
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DIY Dehydrator


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Sun-dried tomatoes, apples, and other fruits and vegetables are delicious, but they’re not always cheap.
Extend the Season: DIY Cold Frame
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DIY Cold Frame


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Protect your plants from harsh weather with a cold frame
Celebrate Love: DIY Succulent Heart
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DIY Succulent Heart


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better way to celebrate than with plants?
Eat Your Greens! Start a Fall Salad Garden Now.
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How to Start a Fall Salad Garden


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Slightly cooler temperatures are perfect for growing salad greens
Make a Flower Tussie-Mussie for Your Valentine
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How to Make a Tussie Mussie Bouquet​


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Tussie-mussies, also called nosegays, are bouquets of flowers arranged in concentric circles.
Layer Bulbs in Pots Now for a Spring Full of Blooms
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How to Layer Bulbs for Increased Blooms


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Fill containers with layers of bulbs like yellow daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and perky crocus
How to Build a Cold Frame
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How to Build a Cold Frame


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to build a cold frame and enjoy cool-season edibles, such as spinach and lettuce.
Grow a Bouquet of Beautiful Basil
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Grow a Bouquet of Beautiful Basil


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Extend your harvest of flavorful basil well into fall by starting plants now.
Sow Old-Fashioned Sweet Peas
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How to Grow Sweet Peas


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Sweet peas are old-fashioned annual vines that are enjoying new popularity.
How to Plant a Hanging Basket
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How to Plant a Hanging Basket


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Create a gorgeous, custom-made hanging basket to decorate your porch
Create a Copper Hose Guide to Protect Your Flowers
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How to Make a Hose Guide to Protect Your Flowers


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Show of hands: Who has watered their garden and pulled just a little too hard to get the hose closer to the flower bed, and boom, decapitated the tender annuals on the corner?
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