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Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. - ruggedthug

~Natural Fertilizers and Bug Repellents~ with a little thought and creativity, you can make your own for far less money and save the planet while you're at it. For the last couple of years, I have been researching and using natural methods for fertilizing and getting rid of pests in my garden. (by Debra Frick)

Pinner says:I had to repost this because it really worked! Totally saved my brussel sprouts and it works on snails too!!!! - Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars if those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants!

In the fall - plant spring bulbs in pots. Store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. Youll need to water every few weeks since the pots wont have access to rainfall. Pack bulbs shoulder-to-shoulder in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container aswill fit.

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town . . .

Suburban Homesteading: Introducing the Chunnel: the chicken tunnel

Store seeds now, plant next year. Lots of tips on harvesting the seeds from your flowers & veggies

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Plant in pots and place on your porch or patio.

(Gross) - Sprinkle Baking Soda on Cabbages (and other Brassicas) to Thwart Caterpillars If those small green cabbage worms have been making Swiss cheese of your cabbage, broccoli, and kale plants, try this trick:

66 Things You Can Grow At Home: In Containers, Without a Garden

How to Grow Hydrangeas - including quick tricks to change them from blue to pink or back!!!

Dried Banana Peel Chips Great Plant Fertilizer~I have used this with my roses, and they bloom like crazy after I put the banana peels on them

Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.