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Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall
need this for Eli's little garden!
Banana Peel as Rose Fertilizer. Who knew? Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease. Consider it a nutritional boost for you and your buds.
Potatoes: Nearly A Half-Bushel Per Foot Great how-to directions from Hill Gardens of Maine
garden in sunken pots... keeps it nice and organized and keeps the herbs from spreading like crazy
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
Ombre Succulents! I'm not usually a big fan of succulents - I live in Southern California, close to the desert, so I've seen them my whole life, and yanked them out of yards, when I wanted to plant something I thought was prettier. But this idea? Combining and artfully arranging tiny succulents of different colors? And hanging it on a wall? This I like!
Line flowerpots and planters with coffee filters to stop soil from falling through the drainage hole.
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.
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.