In our post about composting pet waste Homie Maria told us how she used dung beetles in her backyard to keep her dog's poop in check. Of course we were all very intrigued, so Maria was kind enough to let us in on the dung beetle details. Including some other brilliant backyard hacks thought up by her gardening genius late husband…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Plants & Gardening posts.
These posts cover vegetables, flower gardens, houseplants, and the trails and tribulations associated with them.
I've always wanted a house near some body of water. Since our current home is in a subdivision and our house is situated in what I think is geographically a canyon, my husband Jared and I had to get creative. So we created what we call The Tuttle Aquatic Gardens. That's just a fancy name for a pond made out of a bathtub.
If you'd like to attempt your own bathtub pond, here's how!
I have been poking around and growing sweet potatoes in containers looks to be easy enough. So, I would like to do a potato box, too. But should we put that on our deck? or would the cement patio be better? What else grows well in containers? (In the Northern Mid-west?) I know we can't put anything out until near the end of May, but when should we start the sweet potatoes? Or… you know… any other suggestions?
Who knows a good use for fresh sage? The reason I ask is that it is the PERMA-plant that will not die. Every other herb I planted last spring has long since given up the ghost and the sage is still GOING STRONG! Need some crowdsourcing on this one!