Planting a few seeds on your deck or in your backyard yields delicious, organic results – and money savings, too. You know the basics of how to start your own vegetable garden, but where do you go from here? Here are some crops that even the least green thumbed among you can tackle, and tips on how to make them flourish.

Planting a few seeds on your deck or in your backyard yields delicious, organic results – and money savings, too. You know the basics of how to start your own vegetable garden, but where do you go from here? Here are some crops that even the least green thumbed among you can tackle, and tips on how to make them flourish.

growing tomato tips: "water consistently at the same time every day." - hardware cloth for critter problems - epsom salts - banana peels -marigolds - a lot of miracle grow - eggshells and/or powdered milk for calcium

growing tomato tips: "water consistently at the same time every day." - hardware cloth for critter problems - epsom salts - banana peels -marigolds - a lot of miracle grow - eggshells and/or powdered milk for calcium

Avocado Tree Growing - How to plant an avacado tree.  I have a young avocado tree growing in the back yard.  It has two fruit on it this year.  I hear it will eventually produce 200 to 400 a year......I think that would completely inundate me and my entire family with avocados!      UPDATE: Hurricane Isaac claimed it.  I'll plant another one another day.

Avocado Information: Planting Avocado Trees And Avocado Tree Care

Avocado Tree Growing - How to plant an avacado tree. I have a young avocado tree growing in the back yard. It has two fruit on it this year. I hear it will eventually produce 200 to 400 a year......I think that would completely inundate me and my entire family with avocados! UPDATE: Hurricane Isaac claimed it. I'll plant another one another day.


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Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient. NOT SURE IF THIS WILL WORK...OR IS GOOD FOR THE PLANT...

Add 1 tsp. of liquid food coloring to 1 cup of water. Drizzle the colored water onto the soil surrounding the base of a plant. Wait 24 hours for the water to absorb. Apply another identical dose if the color change was not sufficient. NOT SURE IF THIS WILL WORK...OR IS GOOD FOR THE PLANT...

HGTVGardens contributor Felder Rushing recommends large 5-gallon buckets as patio containers for baby carrots, peppers and more --> http://hg.tv/pz6z

HGTVGardens contributor Felder Rushing recommends large 5-gallon buckets as patio containers for baby carrots, peppers and more --> http://hg.tv/pz6z

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Coffee Grounds for your Garden --  * Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen.  Add to your compost piles to increase nitrogen content and encourage microbial growth in the compost.

Coffee Grounds & Gardening: Using Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

Coffee Grounds for your Garden -- * Sprinkle used grounds around plants before rain or watering, for a slow-release nitrogen. Add to your compost piles to increase nitrogen content and encourage microbial growth in the compost.

Avocado Tree Growing - How to plant an avacado tree.  I have a young avocado tree growing in the back yard.  It has two fruit on it this year.  I hear it will eventually produce 200 to 400 a year......I think that would completely inundate me and my entire family with avocados!      UPDATE: Hurricane Isaac claimed it.  I'll plant another one another day.

Avocado Information: Planting Avocado Trees And Avocado Tree Care

Avocado Tree Growing - How to plant an avacado tree. I have a young avocado tree growing in the back yard. It has two fruit on it this year. I hear it will eventually produce 200 to 400 a year......I think that would completely inundate me and my entire family with avocados! UPDATE: Hurricane Isaac claimed it. I'll plant another one another day.

Planting Spring Peas: Container Plantings: Text, Pictures and Video

Planting Spring Peas: Container Plantings: Text, Pictures and Video

Amazon.com: Seattle Seed Co. - Spinach - Tyee Organic: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Amazon.com: Seattle Seed Co. - Spinach - Tyee Organic: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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