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Hydrangeas, ferns, sweet potato vine make a great planter arrangement for the shade, and create a beautiful and welcoming vignette for this house.

Great idea for a small space. Wood Pallet Herb Garden by WoodPoste on Etsy, $40.00

Growing strawberries (Or any plants!) from a gutter hung on the fence

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants To Plant This Spring

Cucamelons: they're grape-sized watermelons that taste like cucumbers with a tinge of lime. And they're totally easy to grow!

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It's a good companion plant with lavender.

Romaine LETTUCE on the deck. Leaf lettuces grow very quickly and in little space. If you succession plant, sowing seeds every week in a few different planters, you'll create a supply of greens that will be ready in a steady stream all summer. Greens like these are also good for sheltered decks or patios that don't get much sun, since lettuce doesn't like a lot of heat and will grow better during the summer in cool shade

For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.

Do you know where your garlic comes from? If not, this easy illustrated tutorial on growing organic garlic will give you some powerful reasons to plant your own. Tips, techniques, photos & videos on how to plant, grow, feed, harvest, store & even plait garlic! Dig in. | The Micro Gardener

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers. (this really works!)