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How to Start Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden

DIY: Make your own potato tower and learn to grow your own potatoes - no digging!

This "Sunflower House" makes me think of a fairy ring. As the sunflowers grow taller it becomes a great natural play house. I want one.

put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

Growing planting harvesting and storing garlic

Parsley next to roses keeps beetles away and other companion planting tips

Vinegar wreaks havoc on weeds Attack weeds with a directed stream of vinegar (5 percent acidity) mixed with a few drops of liquid soap. You may substitute equal parts water and isopropyl alcohol (70 percent solution) for the vinegar. This works well for areas in stone or brick patios where you don’t want grass or weeds. Drench the weed leaves in the heat of the day. When applying, be careful not to spray any treasured plants; cover them with newspaper for protection. For large areas, spr...

37 shrubs that are easy to propagate from cuttings

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.

Very good to know! 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.