From the Gardening Cook-10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden -who knows baking soda is a great garden aid? Here are a few tips: *Use it as a natural fungicide *As garden grime buster *Use it for powdery mildew *Rejuvenate your rose bushes *Use it as weed killer/preventer *Kill cabbage worms *Sweeten your tomatoes *Kill crabgrass *Test your soil PH *Discourage pests in the garden
Spray your zucchini plants once a week with a solution of 1 part milk to 9 parts water. You can use any kind of milk available. This will keep your plants from getting powdery mildew, a serious threat to zucchini plants.
Jump-start your garden by sprouting seeds with hydrogen peroxide. Keep the seeds moist by using hydrogen peroxide with the water. It prevents the mold and fungus that attacks sprouting seeds. Continue watering with the basic solution after you plant the seeds. Think I'll try; every time I start tomatoes and peppers from seeds, I have green mold on the surface of the soil.
just ordered 50 American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) seedlings at 36 cents a piece from MDC! Thicket-forming, spreading shrub, attaining a height of 10 feet & spread of 8 feet. American hazelnut, also called hazel or American filbert, grows in dense thickets on a wide variety of soils and sites. As an ornamental, it makes a good deciduous screen or barrier and has colorful autumn leaves. The nut is prized by cooks. This plant also good for controlling erosion.
American Hazelnut | Missouri Department of Conservation
Vegetable Crop Rotation - see article for more helpful info - decrease disease and insect problems, improve soil composition, increase productivity - note that potatoes should be planted in beds that have NOT previously grown tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant. From gardenality