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Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

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

VERY helpful post on what to put in the hole before planting your tomatoes

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