Food #gardening in mini greenhouses

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The weather here in Melbourne is bleak and blustery, but we had a few minutes of sunshine earlier on so I raced out with my trusty phone to take these:

The pictures show the mini greenhouses I bought from Bunnings. They come in a flat pack -shiver- but everything fits together quite easily for a change, including the clear plastic ‘cover’ that fits over the frame. The covers go all the way to the floor [but do not ‘seal’ completely]. Access to the inside is via heavy duty zips.

I was skeptical, at first, but I quickly noticed that the interior of the greenhouses is noticeably warmer than the outside air, and visibility is usually low due to condensation on the plastic. I’m not sure how the plants will go in summer conditions, but at the moment I’m only watering a tiny bit, once every 2 weeks or so.


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Carol DeVries

If your lawn suffers from yellow spots because of your pets then here is a super easy method that I do and recommend and it works like magic!

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This method is not only easy but also inexpensive which I like even more.  And the best part about this method is that it is all natural.

You may use it in your favorite garden and you will be sure to get results.  Not only will your garden grow, but if you use it on your lawn it will thrive to be thick and green and you’ll be the conversation of the neighborhood!

I have had people ask me what I used because they know I own a dog and mydogsrunningfriends lawn is free from yellow spots.  And with this method it will also help your lawn and gardens thrive to their fullest potential.

Beautifying our surrounding naturally is always a positive move for our ecosystem and environment instead of using harmful ‘cancer’ causing chemicals and placing our bees into extinction as well all living things on our wonderfully colored world.  

From (Why It Works In The Garden), the two major components of Epsom Salt are:


  • A critical mineral for seed germination.

  • Vital to the production of chlorophyll, which plants use to transform sunlight into food.

  • An aid in the absorption of phosphorus and nitrogen, two of the most important fertilizer components.

Sulfur, the other major component, is also an important plant nutrient.


  • Contributes to chlorophyll production.

  • Makes the primary nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) found in most fertilizers more effective.

To Use: Apply 3 pounds of Epsom Salts for every 1,250 square feet with a spreader, or dilute in water and apply with a sprayer (use as a lawn fertilizer).

Another recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Household Solutions By Melodie Moore:

1 cup Espom Salts

1 cup Household Ammonia

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  • Watering Can Method: Combine ingredients in a clean jar. Mix 2 tablespoons of the mixture with 2 gallons of water in a watering can, and sprinkle over 150 to 200 square feet of turf.

  • Hose Sprayer Method: Mix the entire batch with enough water to make a quart of liquid. Pour the liquid into the sprayer. A quart of diluted fertilizer will cover about 2,500 square feet of lawn.


So give back to the environment and have the best garden and lawn of your dreams.  Go ahead and be rid of those horrid yellow spots that you keep looking at and wishing would disappear.

 This method is simple by just purchasing some ‘epsom salts’ and sprinkling on the areas of your choosing before no time you’ll forget those yellow spots ever existed and your yard will be the talk of the neighborhood.

 And they never have to know you hardly spent a dime on it compared to all the expensive chemicals and treatments most others are paying.

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I believe you may have to just grab yourself the bbq and steaks and some beverages of your choosing and ‘kick back’ with the money you saved yourself this year.

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Author- Carol DeVries

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Well I Found Some Vintage Cookbooks!

Yes, I found some vintage cookbooks so soon I will be sharing.  One is a 1934 Detroit Times edition.  I also have some “church lady” cookbooks (don’t you think those are the best)?; the old fashion style.  These were my grandmother’s cookbooks that were handed down to me so I cherish them. So please subscribe to not miss out.  But today I thought I would share some photos of the Irises in my garden.

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I’m so glad I took the photos of them before the first started to wither.  I love photography and video recording/editing and I’m still in the learning phase.

I hope you enjoy the Iris photos named after the Greek Goddess ‘Iris’, the Goddess of the Rainbow (Sea & Sky).   They’re quite the sensual plant and come in many varieties of color.

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They grow every year with bulbs.  And every two years it’s recommended to split the bulbs and replant them.  Low maintenance just full of living beauty.

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