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All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic....

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.

Troubleshooting Problems in Tomatoes

Nice to know Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

Learning about the beneficial insects in your garden will make it a more fascinating place, and help you tweak it in ways that intensify the work done by wild garden allies. Here are profiles for 14 common beneficial insects, from MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Homestead Survivalist: Gardening Tips For Growing Roses - Everything You Need To Know About Growing Roses

Gardening Calendar - a simple low-cost tool to maximise your yields and plant health, increase seed germination and reduce pest attack.

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How to "deep water" your tomatoes for a killer crop. Mom always did this using tin cans with both ends removed.

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 . . .

Have you ever heard of CUCAMELONS? Looks like mini watermelons, tastes like cucumber with a touch of lime. Easy to grow - even for beginners. Wonderful article even tells you how to eat them. CUCAMELONS INTRO

Very thorough info on growing a wide variety herbs

Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit. Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.

If you are planting seeds for the first time, here is a great guide to what to sow when.

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.