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Companion planting is the secret, the lettuce and the onions complement each other on shape, flavor and allows us to plant more food in our garden beds.

Cabbage Collars - this technique can be created out of a recycled plastic lid and utilized to keep down weeds on any plant in the garden

recycle old soda/water bottles to protect you growing veggie seedlings. This woman is very clever!

cutworms | Inch by Inch, Row by Row

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Grow a super-juicy tomato with sugar. If you want to grow your own sweet tasting cherry tomatoes and at the same time protect your plants from parasitic damage then try this trick; after you dig the hole, pour in 1 tbs. of sugar and then plant the tomatoes.

Companion Planting Chart, Map and Guide | Companion Gardening Map & Chart

Tomato growing: The next thing that goes into the hole are a couple of aspirin tablets and some crushed chicken egg shells. The aspirin is to help jump start the plant's immune system. I'll put three or four crushed egg shells into the hole as well. The eggs supply a nice calcium boost, which will help prevent blossom end rot, that nasty brown patch on the bottom of tomatoes that lack calcium (the fish head bone

Secret to peppers,Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat. - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slowrelease nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs dont like them either!

Vegetable Gardens/raised beds

Free plans and pictures of PVC pipe projects, lots of great garden projects

Vegans Living Off the Land: Raised Bed Garden Ideas & Using Free materials

Vegans Living Off the Land: Raised Bed Garden Ideas & Using Free materials