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Soil Mixes for Starting SeedsA good seed starting mix is a necessity if you want to produce healthy seedlings and transplants. To make your own soil mix, experiment using a combination of the ingredients listed here to get your seeds and seedlings off to the best possible start.
Wildflowers (Texas Hill Country)This is a photo from our day trip to the Texas Hill Country. The bluebonnets have been so pretty this year!
Cleaning a Stainless Steel Refrigerator?Help! I had marks on my stainless steel refrigerator that would not come off using any type of cleaner! I used a metal polish (the kind that looks like cotton saturated in wax) and now have marks that look black in different light. How can I get these marks off?
How Long Are Canned Green Beans Good For?How long can you keep and use green beans that were canned. I found a jar dated 8/20/08. They look good and have a sufficient amount of liquid around them.
Using Coffee Grounds Around Roses?I'm from Louisiana and I was wondering if used coffee grounds are good for the soil around my roses? I don't know enough about what roses need or what coffee grounds add to soil, so hopefully a more skilled gardener can shed some light on this.
Growing Fordhook Lima Beans?I need planting info on Fordhook Lima beans.
Paint in Fiberglass Tub?We painted our bathroom and paint accidentally got into our fiberglass tub. I have tried everything, can you help me find the right solution to clean it?
Using Summer Sausage Seasoning?How can I use summer sausage seasoning in a vegetarian dish?
Cleaning Car Interior?How do I clean and/or remove the sticky interior of a VW Jetta 2003. It is disgusting in its appearance and feel. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Getting Rid of Moss in the Yard?We have an entire area by a large evergreen that does get sun, but the moss has taken over the grass. I don't want to use chemicals because we have dogs and the kids play out there. As pretty green as it is and the weeds don't grow in it, I would much rather have green grass.
Value of Chamber's Encyclopaedia?What is the value of a 12 volume set of the Students Handy Edition of Chambers' Encyclopaedia? I could not find a date on any page...
Yellow Squash End Rot?I live in central Louisiana and my yellow squash are rotting from the blossom end at very early age. What could be the cause?
Amending Soil in Container Gardens?Do I need to amend or change out all the soil from my containers each season?
Homemade Chocolate Frosting?I need recipes for homemade chocolate frosting/icing please.
Framing a Bathroom Mirror?I found a beautiful frame that fits my bathroom mirror perfectly. I have two problems/questions. First, how should I affix it to the wall? I don't want to damage the frame as it is pretty ornate. Can I use Liquid Nails? Secondly, there is a small gap between the frame and mirror.
Cleaning Hardwood Floors?How do I get grime off a wood floor around the cabinet edges? I have a wood floor in my kitchen.
Cleaning Stained Linoleum?My linoleum in the bathroom all around the toilet area has turned a reddish or rusty looking colour. I have tried numerous cleaners.
Homemade Biscuits?Can I please get some quick, easy recipes for homemade biscuits?
Cleaning a Thermos Lid?How do you thoroughly clean the pop top (pourable) lid to a stainless steel thermos? I don't see any way to take it apart, but it smells and needs some serious cleansing.
Transplanted Seedlings Dying?I'm new to gardening in Arizona. I started my seeds in the Jiffy pellet with the tray and lid. Everything was going great until I transplanted them into 3 inch peat pots outside being that the weather has been warm.
Trellis Ladder Yarn Jewelry?I am looking for directions for jewelry making with ladder yarn that does not require crocheting.