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Tips for growing basil, indoors and out.

(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:

4 tomato plant pests & how to get rid of them How to Grow World Record Tomatoes

Easy composting. Great microbial activity, promotes earthworms.

This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

13 Tips for Growing Better Tomatoes Prune the Bottom Leaves to Encourage Growth and Prevent Diseases Growing Tomatoes Tip #2

Got limited sun? These 15 vegetables only need 4 hours a day of direct light. Utilize them in those shaded areas of the yard, and leave the sun for the tomatoes. :)

DIY: Milk Jug Scoop For The Garden...make your own from an empty milk jug!

Seed Starting - The First Step to Gardening by Gary Emmett. This was a very informative, easy to read book. I found it very useful to know what I need to do to make my seed starting more successful.