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Gomphrena - loves heat and tolerates drought. Attracts butterflies.

Freeze banana peels and then blend up the peel to use as plant food for rose bushes....who knew that roses LOVE!!!! banana peel?!

Keep nails clean when gardening -Slide your fingernails across soap to prevent dirt from collecting underneath!

The Checkerboard Herb Garden/Even if it rains you can get to your herbs. I can do this with wall stones from the woods, and put it next to the stone patio.

I so need to try this. Another pinner said, "When I was in the Master Gardener program we used the water crystals in planters and I knew it was the same thing in diapers, but it never crossed my mind to put a diaper in the bottom of one. Someone else said, "The trick to amazing potted plants - diapers. I did this in my hanging baskets last year and they rocked all season."

growing strawberries vertically - also says you can grow them in rain gutters.

As you plant, put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole. Plants will grow larger, leafier and greener. 4(epsom salts) to 1(sugar) ratio.

"""Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants & bury in the ground. I have been doing this for a few years & works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This also works good for planting a plant in an area that tends to get filled with roots etc. from other plants. I will use a larger pot so that the plant can spread it's roots and grow deeper roots, but keeps other tree roots from choking out the one I planted."""

Trellis between two raised beds increases your growing space and creates shade!

Penny Ball for the garden. Pennies in the garden repel slugs and make hydrangeas blue. I love this idea. It looks old and new and beautiful.

Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In 4 Square Feet

How to prune basil to have enormous plants! I had basil hit by hail and it ended up the best crop ever!

this is a square foot garden – check out the book called All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Brilliant ideas! promise success if you use his recipe for filling the container – 1part vermiculite, 1part compost (mixed from different sources) and 1part peat moss. Makes for a light, fluffy fill that roots love and plants thrive in – plants grow like you can’t imagine! so worth it!!!