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Protecting Your Plants from Mice and other Rodents During Winter.

Last updated : 4 December 2014
Weather resistant mouse bait.

Many people don’t realize the importance of protecting your plants from field mice and other rodents but they will actually eat your plants and kill them.  Sometimes the damage they do is so subtle and inconspicuous that the damage itself goes unseen, yet the result of that damage can be devastating. Of course there are […]

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How to Propagate Succulents

Last updated : 17 November 2014
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If you’ve never grown succulents you don’t know what you are missing! These have to be the easiest plants in the world to grow. They hold root cells in both stems and leaves, so you can cut off any section, let it dry (callus over) for 24 hours to a month, stick it in dirt […]

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How To Get Paid For Selling Sticks

Last updated : 15 December 2014

I lied to you in this video! I didn’t mean to lie to you, but when I told you how much people are willing to pay for some unrooted cuttings I greatly underestimated the value that some folks are willing to pay for certain kinds of hardwood cuttings.  I told you they can sell for […]

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Mike McGroarty’s “Secret” Bed Building and Potting Soil Recipe.

Last updated : 2 December 2014

Raised Beds and Potting Soil.  The Recipe is the Magic that makes for Beautiful Plants! A good potting soil recipe and a good building building recipe are interchangeable.  A good potting soil recipe is an absolute must.  You can’t fool around and get a potting soil recipe wrong.  I poor potting soil recipe will stall, […]

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Hydrangeas: When do I prune them? Why didn’t they flower?

Last updated : 22 December 2014

Hydrangeas can be divided into two categories.  Those that bloom on the current year’s growth, and those that bloom on old wood, (last year’s growth). The Hydrangeas that bloom on old wood are from the macrophylla family.  These include Nikko Blue, Endless Summer and many other pinks and blues.  When I say they bloom on […]

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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Last updated : 22 December 2014
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The base of a raised garden bed is on the ground and its soil sits directly on the ground, whereas the bed of a standing garden bed is on legs and its soil sits on a wooden or other material base. The benefit of a standing garden bed is that you can work it without […]

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Pruning Rose of Sharon

Last updated : 18 December 2014
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I made a movie for you about pruning Rose of SharonPruning trees and shrubs tends to be an intimidating process for many people, but it doesn’t need to be intimidating at all.Knowing when to prune to trees and shrubs can take some of the guesswork and concern out of this garden chore.Observing a few simple […]

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Garden Tools Care

Last updated : 16 December 2014
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How to Clean, Maintain, and Store Your Garden Tools Gather the required materials and tools. Materials: – Boiled linseed oil – Spray lubricant – Multi-purpose tool oil – Abrasive pad or steel wool – Sanding block or sand paper – Waterproof glue – Dish soap (not pictured)   Tools: – File – Bucket (not pictured) […]

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How To Build a Plant Propagation Box

Last updated : 17 December 2014

How to Build a Plant Propagation Box for Rooting Cuttings. The plant propagation box that I am going to show you how to build in this video is really, really easy to build.  You can make it any size you want from a little tiny one and as large as you want.  You can use this box […]

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Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Last updated : 16 December 2014
Can Any Small Business Make You Rich?

Christmas Gift Giving Ideas for the Grower, Landscaper or Entrepreneur in Your Life This is My Life’s Work, literally. I’ve been doing this stuff for 40 years now. What you’re getting here is a 40-year shortcut. I’ve made hundreds of mistakes. Expensive mistakes! I’d like for you to avoid making these same mistakes. Learn from […]