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All you need to know for growing your own garlic, and all the reasons why you SHOULD grow your own garlic.

5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic |

Looks good & easy project to handle for anyone. Like the look of the fence/gate too- very simple hardware store purchase & assemble over the weekend..a must try at least for the flower bed.

The first garden beds are in

T-Posts and Twine Trellis (For Cukes) of several trellis ideas in this article.

Companion Planting - What Not to Plant Together when Gardening

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.

Myth: Dogs and cats eat grass when they're sick. Fact: Not true. In fact, many dogs and cats simply enjoy the taste and texture of grass. Beware, however, if your pet begins snacking in the garden. Certain common plants such as rhododendrons, daffodils, and marigolds can be toxic for pets. (For a list of poisonous plants for dogs and cats, click here.) (credit: Getty Images)

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Companion plants for peppers - companion planting utilizes space and optimizes the health, flavor and yield of plants. Plant peppers with: tomatoes, parsley, basil, marigolds, geraniums, carrots, garlic and onions. These plants grow well together and actually benefit one another. Do not plant peppers with beans or kohlrabi - If planted in the same garden leave 4 feet or more spacing between plants.

Companion plants for carrots are radish, peas, sage, lettuce, onions, leeks, rosemary, wormwood, tomatoes, marigolds, and scorzonera. Do not grow carrots near fruit or nut trees, grapes,dill and parsnips. Planting your carrots along with radishes help to mark your carrots and suppress the weeds. Try planting two or three rows and mulching it with newspaper and straw in between the rows to keep out the weeds.

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The 2012 Garden: Sunflowers in back, Marigolds in front to attract the birds (that eat the bugs) & the butterflies and bees (that pollinate the veggies).

Marigolds repel aphids..plant them in your garden

Eggshells, coffee grounds, flour, marigolds in garden

Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, Flour, etc… — Tickled Red

Plant marigolds, catnip, lavender, and rosemary in your garden and around your house. These plants all emit odors that are unpleasant to mosquitoes and will keep them away.

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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

Love this idea for easy veggie garden! Can plant marigolds around the outside, in the cinder blocks.

The Vegetable Hatt in Haines City, Florida

Apparently cucumbers tend to take over other plants, so they should be grown by themselves. Who knew? This is from a great blog- 100 Days of Real Food

Convert a photo album into a snazzy new seed organiser - such a fun, useful, and cute project!

How to grow plant cuttings. Step-by-step instructions for pinching plants and rooting the cuttings. ***excellent tutorial

Growing Zucchini . Remedy for powdery mildew - got it on my squash, pumpkin and zucchini plants this year. 1T baking soda, 1/2 t liquid soap and 1 Gal water. Spray weekly, preferably in am, but not when plants are in full sun. Make remedy fresh each time you use it - don't store!

Take the time to properly plan a vegetable garden for maximum success. Follow these home vegetable garden layout principals when planning a vegetable garden.

DIY Soil Testing - texture, as well as its other properties, is a critical step to a healthy garden.