Companion plants for tomatoes.. repel pests, beneficial to garden. Keep this on file, plus plan now for spring.
10 Aquaponic Systems
10 Aquaponic Systems for Unlimited Food
Pest control Anise will disguise the scent of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower & cilantro and keeps away the aphids. Basil improves the growth and flavor of tomatoes. Chamomile is a tonic for anything in the garden. Geranium protects corn, tomatoes, pepper and cabbage with its strong scent, by repelling bad bugs. Tuck a few sunflowers among your corn for better yield. Nasturtiums deter aphids. Lemon balm deters many bugs as do marigolds.
• Nasturtiums deter aphids, pumpkin beetles and squash bugs as well as improving the health of radishes and the cabbage family. My favorite thing about nasturtiums, however, is the peppery, colorful blossoms that you can use to fancy up a regular green salad. Nasturtiums will thrive in practically any soil and do well in orchards where they help deter pests.
Create great contrast with sweet potato vine and the Wave Purple Petunias @ DIY House Remodel
How to edge flowerbeds like a pro in minutes! - via Funky Junk Interiors
Vertical hydroponic garden
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall. Awesome!
Disney world does this! Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)
Another pinner says - I have made these before - so easy! Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)
Natural Weed Killer 2 cups table salt 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity) 8 drops liquid dishwashing soap , preferably Dawn Directions: 1 Mix this up in a large container and then put some in a spray bottle. 2 Spray the offending weed or vegetation. It should die in a couple of days. (This kills grass too)
WEED KILLER - 2 c salt, 1 gallon white vinegar (at least 5% acidity), 8 drops Dawn Dishsoap. It wil kill what is sprayed!
Take advantage of low-growing groundcovers that crowd out weeds to make your shade garden easier to maintain. As an added bonus, many varieties provide an attractive carpet of color (such as this golden creeping Jenny, which practically glows underneath a planting of blue hostas, purple coleus, and black mondo grass.....scene is so beautiful.