Homemade rooting hormone made from willow is free and easy to make. Use it for rooting cuttings or for easing transplant stress. You probably know that willow bark was the basis for the common over-the-counter drug, Aspirin™ or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). Young willow twigs contain both salicylic acid, which serves as an antifungal, and indolebutyric acid, a …
Learn how to make a bamboo trellis for your garden. Where bamboo is plentiful, it’s an excellent building material and resource for gardeners. Using bamboo to build a teepee style trellis is an easy way to provide support for your vines, tomatoes, and other vegetables that need support as they grow.
Make this frozen garlic bread recipe at home for a fast side dish. Skip the packaging and the weird ingredients that comes with ready made Texas Toast. It’s easy to make at home from homemade bread (or your favorite store bought bread) and you can freeze it to have on hand for a quick side dish.
While honey bees are familiar to most of us, there are many other bee species that are great pollinators. Mason bees have a lot of characteristics that make them great garden pollinators. Here’s what you need to know about their habits and how to encourage them at your place.
Bird mites (also called poultry mites or chicken mites) are a chicken owner’s nightmare. They’re tiny, and they bite, and they can make chickens very sick — even causing death. Here are a number of different treatments and tactics to combat poultry mites in your flock.