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Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray {that really works!!}

6 Things that'll keep bad bugs out of your garden

6 Things That Will Keep Bad Bugs Out Of Your Garden

What I like about this graphic? It illustrates all the makings of building an "instant layered" Lasagna Garden bed, too ;-) #GardenMaven Feed your soil informative composting know-how. Remember that Lasagna style garden beds require a starter layer of cardboard and manure (to draw the worms,) then the multi-layered makings of a good compost pile as shown above will do nicely... #GardenMaven

Hubby and I made this frame out of 2 inch plastic irrigation piping attached to metal 'star' pickets. This size pipe fits snuggly on to the ends of the pickets, sliding easily over.

Fruit Tree Bird Net Frame

building a potager garden -

Potager Gardens by Stonegate Gardens of Denver, Colorado

GRAPES are a favorite treat in every home garden. With such a huge variety to choose from, they can be grown in nearly any climate. COMPANION PLANTS include blackberries, chives, basil, beans, geraniums, clover, peas, oregano; can be planted under elm & mulberry trees.

Here are my 5 favorite container vegetables for beginning gardeners, plus container gardening tips and tricks for a great harvest.

I love the idea of mixing flowers and vegetables. I know marigolds have helped keep away squirrels and some bugs. I harvest the seeds in the fall from the marigolds and store them in a dry place until next year.

Top 10 Rules for Growing Vegetables and Fruits

How To Easily Grow Cilantro With This Continuous Growing Method

10 Unbelievably Creative Seed Starting Ideas -

Tips on successfully growing tomatoes