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Questions tagged [gardening]

Hacks related to gardening: the cultivation of plants for purposes such as ornamental quality, food use, or natural habitats for wildlife.

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What is a cost effective substitute for Shea butter to be used in DIY natural deodorant?

I hope this is the correct SE site for this question. I think most people like me are interested in avoiding putting chemicals under our arms that can put our health at risk. I found this recipe for ...
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Preventing ice build up

I have the problem of frost protecting our berry crop with irrigation sprinklers and the process works well if I could only figure out a way to keep the sprinklers from icing up while they are working....
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deter badgers from garden

I have holes in and under my garden fences and whilst I haven't observed it, I believe they've been made by a badger using mine and my neighbours garden as a run. How can I persuade Mr. Badger to take ...
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Child safe water hose

Right now, I am using classical water hose outside of my house. But there is a problem: My young kids are playing with the hose and turning on the water. Yes, I am also trying to solve this issue ...
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How to keep planted seeds watered permanently?

I have some parsley seeds which I want to plant. First of all, I want to plant them in my house then later when they are grown I want to put them in the garden. Many plants first need to grow in house....
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How to pick up fallen apples quickly?

I just moved into a house that has a big apple tree in the back yard. All summer long, it's been casting fruit, and the lawn just gets covered with it. They're awkward and somewhat painful when you ...
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Humanely persuade neighbourhood cat not to defecate in my garden

One of my neighbours cats keeps using my garden as a litter box. This is quite unhygienic, especially for children. I've tried shooing the cat away every time I see it, but this strategy clearly isn'...
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How can I get single portion size amount of sprouts per day, with minimum attention?

For example some seeds (such as lentil seeds) require humid environment and washing ~2 times a day to sprout. How can I get a small portion of sprouts every day, with minimum attention (I'm not around ...
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Removing a planter from inside a planter

Last winter, my mother stored a couple of planters by putting one inside the other. The planters are embossed with a decorative pattern on the outside and smooth on the inside, with an inward-curving ...
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Bad kids stealing mangoes from my trees at home

I have 3 mango trees in my garden and my house is surrounded by a 4.5 feet compound wall. Random kids from my street tend to climb upon my wall and start to steal mangoes. sometimes they throw stones ...
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Removing stones from mud

In my yard, I have a large mud area that I plan to plant grass in. This mud area, because of how it was originally set up, has many stones in it (ranging from 5 to 15 centimeters in diameter). The ...
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How can I efficiently plant seeds in my garden without placing them by hand?

When planting seeds, you're supposed to put each seed with a certain amount of space in-between each seed. I have trouble with this a lot, because my hands are so big, and the seeds are so small, ...
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How can I soften hard soil enough to insert short plastic stakes?

I bought a couple of cheap solar lamps for the garden but it's winter and the soil is hard. They're meant to just push in, but the base of each lamp seems to be a cheap plastic and I've already ...
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How to remove tree roots

Our backyard is fenced in by coniferous trees (Thuja). Sadly enough, a few of them have died, and I want to remove them and replace them with a fence. The problem however, is that these trees grow ...