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Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens | Red-Handled Scissors

Going on a weekend trip? Want to prevent wilting during hot summer weather? Keep thirsty plants happy with a quick and easy DIY beer bottle watering globe!

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5 Tips for Successful Fire Escape and Container Gardening

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

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: Fire Escape Strawberries!

Sunday Snapshot: Fire Escape Strawberries! | Red-Handled Scissors

My strawberry plants are making strawberries! ON MY FIRE ESCAPE!

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Sunday Snapshot: Companion Planting

Sunday Snapshot: Companion Planting | Red-Handled Scissors

Yesterday, I learned about companion planting in container gardens. And, as it turns out, we couldn’t have picked a better combination of seeds to start for our fire escape garden! In the pot above, the tomato is cozying up to some basil. We also planted thyme with our strawberries, and the rosemary seedlings are about …

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