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Good article about composting. And a recipe for compost starter. 12 ounce Coke (regular, not diet), one cup of household ammonia, and a quarter cup of dish detergent. Mix about a cup of that mixture into a two gallon watering can and sprinkle it on the pile.

The Old Guy's Garden Blog - September, 2010


How to Grow Cauliflower - The Homestead Garden

Dinner plate Dahlia - I love these huge blooms - this variety (the "who dun it") is gorgeous !

Who Dun It Dinnerplate Dahlia

A 'Sweet Cluster' tomato trained "Italian Grandfather Style". Side shoots are pinched out and the vine is trained to 1 or 2 leaders, and spiraled up a pole. This vine reached 10 feet. To learn how to grow tomatoes Italian Grandfather Style, see www.grow-it-organ....

Canning Tomatoes the Old-Fashioned Way - Top 8 Most Popular Ways to Preserve Tomatoes for Winter

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."

The Benefits of Mustard in the Garden | Chiot's Run

DIY wooden garden obelisk - great for wildlife-friendly climbers like honeysuckle #homesfornature

DIY Wooden Garden Obelisk

This works so great for tomatoes & peppers!!Homemade Monster Tomato Fertilizer Recipe. 2-3 dozen clean crushed egg shells, 2 cups bone meal, 1/2 cup Epsom salts, 14 crushed aspirin (a natural rooting hormone!)

The Best Way to Preserve Herbs: Organic Gardening.

The Best Way to Preserve Herbs: Organic Gardening

Kids diy chia pet craft. Science, flowers, garden and planting ideas for kid's activities and learning.

Repiny - Most inspiring pictures and photos!

PomPom Poppy Seeds (Lilac, Pink Pom Pom Poppies)

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Tomato troubles - diseases and organic remedies. Also a basic companion planting chart.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Patio: Gutters on this Longwood, Florida, home direct runoff into a rain barrel. A hose connected to the rain barrel makes it easy to hand-water a few pots nearby. A rain chain also guides water from the roof into a large pot. (Photo: Ralph Anderson)

perfect DIY backyard lighting

Marigolds and Tomatoes are a healthy symbiotic pairing. They help each other. Marigolds are good with roses, also they repel aphids.

A Better Way to Fertilize Your Garden: Homemade Organic Fertilizer - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Companion Planting...Just like people, plants have other plants they prefer to hang out with to help them grow. :)