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5 Tips for Successful Fire Escape and Container Gardening | Red-Handled Scissors

5 Tips for Successful Fire Escape and Container Gardening

It’s planting season for fire escape gardens here in Brooklyn, and I spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon elbow-deep in dirt. Here’s a little tour of this year’s crop, plus my five must-do tips for growing a successful container garden, no matter where you live! Tip 1Select container-friendly plants that are right for your …

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Sunday Snapshot: Vegetable Planting Day | Red-Handled Scissors

Sunday Snapshot: Vegetable Planting Day

It’s officially planting day for the fire escape garden here at TZoM headquarters, and the tomatoes, peppers, and assorted herbs are all itching to join my already-blooming strawberries outside. But first, maybe an afternoon cocktail? What’s in your garden?

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Tutorial: Recycled Wine Bottle Planter | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Recycled Wine Bottle Planter

Make your own recycled wine bottle planter with my special Earth Day tutorial! Supplies: * Empty glass wine bottle, cleaned and dried * Thick rubber band that will fit snugly around the bottle * Wet/dry sandpaper, 1 sheet coarse grain and 1 sheet fine grain * Tealight candle * Paper towel * Wool felt, 10″ …

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Tutorial: Spice Jar Mini Terrariums | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Spice Jar Mini Terrariums

Turn your empty spice jars into mini moss terrariums with this fun, simple Earth Week project. Tiny terrariums are the perfect way to green up your home decor, and they also make great recycled gifts! Supplies:* Spice jars, cleaned and dried* Fresh moss or Dehydrated live terrarium moss, soaked per package instructions* Dried moss* Polished …

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