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FREE Biodegradable Seed Pots – Repurposing Cardboard Tubes

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Zero-waste seed starting using repurposed cardboard. Just plant seeds in cardboard tubes and when you’re ready to plant the seedlings you can transfer them – cardboard tube & all – right in the garden! The cardboard will decompose and enrich the soil too.

Plant Seeds In Cardboard Tubes and you can drop seedlings - tube & all right in the garden! Cardboard will decompose and enrich the soil #TexasHomesteader

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Snowman Treat Jar Makes A Quick, Fun Gift

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Here’s a cute Christmas gift idea. A snowman treat jar. It comes together in minutes using repurposed materials. I filled an oversized peanut butter jar with inexpensive homemade sweet trail mix. Paint on black buttons, tie on a scarf and you’re done!Last-Minute Christmas gift idea - Snowman Treat Jar - fill a repurposed jar with sweetened popcorn, peanuts, etc. Wrap a scarf & paint some buttons. #TexasHomesteader

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Natural Wax-Dipped Pinecone Fire Starters

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Wax-dipped pinecone fire starters make starting a fire easy. They look pretty in a basket and make great gifts too. These are for our own use, but they make wonderful, inexpensive and very functional gifts.

Waxed Pinecone fire starters made by dipping pinecones in wax #TexasHomesteader

 

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Don’t Throw It Away! The Surprising Benefit Of Leaves

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This time of year, many are dealing with all those falling leaves. It seems they’re EVERYWHERE! But don’t send them to the landfill – oh no! They can be used to keep your garden soil healthy and suppress weeds.

That all adds up to a healthier garden with less work. What’s not to love??!

I use leaves for mulch instead of raking and bagging them and sending them to the landfill. There are lots of ways the garden benefits. #TexasHomesteader

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5 Simple Ways To Repurpose Old Socks To New Life

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That old sock is clean, but it has holes in it. Good for nothing but the trash now, right?

Wait a minute, now. I’m able to repurpose an old, clean holey sock in several different and very useful ways. That way the old sock gets several more uses before it’s finally destined for the trash.

5 simple ways to repurpose an old sock. Kitchen Scrubber, cast-iron care, ponytail holder, and MORE! #TexasHomesteader

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Repurposed Coffee Can For Deep Soak Watering To Conserve Water

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We are always looking for ways to repurpose empty coffee cans. I’ve found a way to use them in the vegetable garden to conserve water. Perfect!

Keeping plants watered during the hot, dry Texas summers requires some consideration for sure. Come see my conservation tips.

A repurposed coffee can can be used for deep soak watering in the garden. It conserves water while allowing water to slowly drip. #TexasHomesteader

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Repurposing Empty Coffee Canisters For Garden Harvest

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RancherMan & I drink coffee that is sold in a handy lidded container. But I’ve been on a constant quest to find ways to use them once they’re empty.

But as gardening season hits in full swing, I’m reminded of another great use. Check out this Homestead Hack.

Homestead Hack - using empty coffee canisters for grape harvest. #TexasHomesteader

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