How to Make DIY Plant Fertilizer for the Vegetable Garden
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How to Make DIY Plant Fertilizer for the Vegetable Garden

Make inexpensive environmentally-friendly homemade plant fertilizer for your vegetable garden from foraged and waste materials. Includes DIY plant fertilizers you can make from seaweed, comfrey, and nettles. On its own, soil is a mixture of sand, crushed rock, and non-living substances. It takes decayed and broken down leaves, bark, and animal waste to transform dirt…

How to Naturally Color Handmade Soap + Ingredients Chart
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How to Naturally Color Handmade Soap + Ingredients Chart

Plant-based and natural ways to color handmade cold-process soap. Includes natural soap colorants listed by hue, ingredient, and how to use them. Natural soap making is an exciting craft that anyone can do from the comfort of their own kitchen. Here on Lovely Greens, I share many small-sized cold-process soap recipes for beginners, and after…

How to Propagate Rosemary from Stem Cuttings
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How to Propagate Rosemary from Stem Cuttings

Step-by-step instructions for how to propagate rosemary from stem cuttings. Includes when and how to take cuttings, encouraging root growth, and aftercare. Use these tips to create dozens of new rosemary plants for free. If you have an established rosemary plant, you can use it to propagate dozens of new plants for practically nothing. Propagating…

How to make Rose Water Toner using fresh Rose Petals
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How to make Rose Water Toner using fresh Rose Petals

Instructions on how to make rose water toner using fresh rose petals. Use directly on your skin as a natural toner or blend it with oils to create creams and lotions People have used rose water for generations as a natural yet gentle astringent. Probably long before we had commercially produced rose water, the average…

Simple tips for how to grow English Lavender
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Simple tips for how to grow English Lavender

How to grow English lavender with tips on cultivars, growing conditions, and growing lavender in containers There are so many reasons to grow English lavender and if you give it the right conditions, it’s fairly easy too. You can plant it in hedges, on its own in a pot, or scattered throughout the garden as…