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Extra lemons, Invisible Ink and Secret Messages
Extra lemons, Invisible Ink and Secret Messages
Suffering from too many lemons from your home garden? What a shame.  Take one of your extra lemon fruits and turn it into a project for a young, budding scientist or undercover agent. Harvest those lemons. Twist the base or cut the stem using hand pruners. For fruits too high to reach, use appropriate, stable […]
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Tomato and Tobacco Hornworms in the California Home Garden
Tomato and Tobacco Hornworms in the California Home Garden
See customized advice and information for growing tomatoes in your Southern California zipcode Don’t know your GardenZeus California Climate Zone? Enter your zipcode at GardenZeus.com. GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases through links in this post. As a longtime gardener with an ever-untamed inner child, I still respond to hornworm infestations more like I would to finding […]
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Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle
Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle
Fun with GardenZeus: Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun, Outdoor Shower, or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Got bored kids or grandkids and no squirt guns on a hot day? If you’ve planned ahead well enough […]
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Down and Dirty 7: Mudpies and Fizz: Easy Home Tests for Soil pH
Down and Dirty 7: Mudpies and Fizz: Easy Home Tests for Soil pH
Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 7: Mudpies and Fizz: Easy Home Tests for Soil pH GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Concerned that your soil pH may be high or low? Use these […]
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Quick Tip: How to Make a Lavender Bathing Infusion
Quick Tip: How to Make a Lavender Bathing Infusion
The word “lavender” may be derived from the Latin “lavare,” the verb “to wash,” which hints at the plant’s longtime use as a bathing infusion. For a medicinal, fragrant bath, run very hot water and infuse about 1 cup of dried lavender flowers or 2 cups of fresh flowers (or to preference) for about 10 […]
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