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HOMEGROWN How-to cards: How To Make a Self-Watering Planter

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Recently we enlisted the help of Sara Bee Jensen from Lost Bird Found (aka The most creative woman in the world) to create a series of how-to cards with some of the information we have here on HOMEGROWN.

They are more beautiful than we ever imagined and we’re so excited to be able to share them with you. The cards will be handed out at the various events we’ll be at this year, and they will also live in the under the “Show and Tell” tab in the header of  So, if you have an event coming up, a garden party, wedding shower, baby shower, potluck – anything – these are a terrific little token of affection for your friends. Please. Steal them, print them, share them with others.

First up, is the “How To Make A Self-Watering (or Sub-irrigated) Planter”. More tomorrow.

HG card - SIP front

HG card - SIP back

Also linked on the cards are downloadable goodies – like a super cute garden label template:

planter label

Enjoy! More tomorrow!

Other How-to cards:

Kale Pesto Recipe

How To Save Tomato Seeds

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Soil testing, seed paper and self-watering planters

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

We see some themes popping up in discussions on and thought it time to revisit some topics covered in the blog and library.

In Soil We Trust? Soil testing resources.

Self-watering Containers Made Super Easy. Also known as sub-irrigated planters (SIPs)

Another fun way to swap seeds: Make Your Own Seed-embedded Paper.

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