The quickest way to dry herbs is to lay a sheet of newspaper on the seat of your car, arrange the herbs in a single layer, then roll up the windows and close the doors. They will dry perfectly and also serve as a natural air freshener!
Try using the water left over from steamed vegetables to water your potted plants – you will be surprised by the response to the infused water.
To remove the salt deposits that form on clay pots, combine equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture to the pot and scrub with a plastic brush. Let the pot dry before you plant anything in it.