DIY Moss for the Garden - Blend up 1 Part Moss, 1 Part Sugar, 2 Parts Beer... pour or brush over pots, stone or pavers and moss will grow!
Pruning Tomatoes- Great Article. 6 reasons to prune tomatoes: 1. More flavorful tomatoes. 2. Larger tomatoes. 3. More tomatoes over length of a season. 4. Keep leaves & fruits off the ground, away from pests, insect damage, fungal disease. 5. Keep plants smaller & more compact. 6. Allows tomatoes on plant at the end of season to ripen before 1st frost. Removing unneeded growth tips, new growth in the “V” between 2 stems, allows plant to concentrate energy on fruit rather than foliage.
Persian shield. Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it. Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.
A great idea to help your garden grow fuller and longer! * Sturdy trellis is ideal for squash, cucumber, melons and other vining crops * Trellising vines increases air circulation to minimize disease problems * Keeps vines and fruits off soil for a cleaner, better harvest
This is the coolest gardening site EVER! On the Gardener's Supply Company website you can design your own garden beds by clicking and dragging the plants you want, where you want them. Then you can print your planting map WITH very detailed planting directions. Hurray!!!:)