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When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

Dried Banana Peel Chips Great Plant Fertilizer~Pinner says "I have used this with my roses, and they bloom like crazy after I put the banana peels on them".

how to grow ginger. this is exactly what i do before i ever read this article. it works.

A nearly extinct type of strawberry is now being marketed in Europe. It is white in color and has deep-set red seeds. It tastes like a pineapple. so they call it a Pineberry.

Parisian Carrots (55 days)...A great little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. It "excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly". They say it works great for containers.

Newspaper Weeds Away Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.

Diatomaceous Earth provides a permanent barrier against many pests, both indoors and out, naturally. Forget harsh synthetic chemicals! Get rid of: Ants, fire ants, caterpillars, cut worms, army worms, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, snails, spiders, termites, scorpions, silver fish, lice, mites, flies, centipedes, earwigs, slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles (grub stage), fruit flies, corn earworm, cucumber beetles, corn borer, sting bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, loopers, etc. NOTE: it will also k...

The Perfect Guide for killing and managing snails and slugs in the Vegetable Garden. Videos and pictures. Two methods are demonstrated.

Suddenly I Seed: Herb Week Day 3: Mint. Tips for growing, harvesting, and enjoying mint.

5 reasons why you shouldn't throw away those eggshells...garden fertilizer and slug repellent

How to grow fabulous tomatoes

Great gardening tips using – Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, Flour, etc…

Keeping squash from getting out of control by using an upside down tomato cage

Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.