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Basal shoots, commonly referred to as tree suckers, refer to plants that originate from the root system of a tree or shrub and grow outward as far as three times the branch spread. Tree suckers are .

Natural Playspaces - Building a Mound Slide via Mummy Musings and Mayhem

Natural Play Spaces - Building a Mound Slide

The latest addition to our backyard play space is something I have wanted to create since we first began landscaping the yard to turn it …

Sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York on learning that it was about to be shut down.  due to a lack of funding. Then he he began the painstaking process of grafting several different varieties of fruit tree into one tree. Six years later, the result is a 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

Single experimental tree produces 40 different kinds of fruit (Video) : TreeHugger -- and he saved an heirloom orchard

Bucket irrigation system. Could be hung on an old clothesline post. The article mentions filling the buckets with water, but I would use it as a rainwater collection system. Close the valve on rainy days then open it when the garden needs water.

Chapin Bucket irrigation kit- used by missionaries in world countries and costs about 7 dollars to irrigate two 50 rows. Its effective, cheap and simple. Fill the buckets times daily and thats it.

Removing tree suckers and water sprouts

Tree suckers and watersprouts are vigorous-growing vegetative limbs, notorious for robbing nutrients and/or blocking light from the rest of the tree.

Suncast WGBLT48 48-Inch by 48-Inch Cedar Wood Tiered Garden Bed With Trellis

I pinned this from the Outdoor Decor - Fresh Picks for Your Porch & Yard event at Joss and Main!Cedar tiered raised garden bed with trellis

A friend of mine told me about this today. Her neighbor used to give her "the biggest peppers she's ever seen", this was his secret!

Matchsticks & Green Pepper Plants

Epsom salts for any fruit or veg. Growing Bell Peppers With Epsom Salts. Sprinkle Epsom salt to keep blossoms from falling off. The salts will help the plants absorb nutrients needed for growth.

Poison Ivy, etc.

How do you identify poison ivy. This is good set of rhymes to identify poisonous plants.

Few soil mixers are as entertaining as this one.

Few soil mixers are as entertaining as this one. This video is hilarious!

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