how does your garden grow...
gardening ideas... veggies, fruits, flowers, herbs and decor
the benefits of WOOD ASH in the garden....
Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.
Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine.
Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden-once you plant them,they just keep coming year after year-a very good thing
salad garden in 4x4 raised bed: Each square foot is planted with one, four, nine or sixteen of the particular vegetable or herb (e.g. 1 cabbage, 4 lettuces, 9 leeks, 16 carrots etc). The black number in the top left-hand corner of each square foot shows how many plants are in that section.
Ladybug Rocks...so colorful. Over 40 rockpainting ideas here!
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 links to great gardening with kids ideas
Chalk/Gardening Activities to keep kids busy while working in the garden!