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Plants, etc

Plants, etc

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The 576-square-foot plot produces veggies all summer for a family of four, with plenty left over to share. Tidy raised beds and gravel paths make it easy to care for. (Every spring when I am planting-- this is how it looks in my head:) love it!)

Grow a Healthy Vegetable Garden

Guide to Growing Lettuces

How to Make a Ladybug Feeder & Attract Them to Your Garden ~ they feed on aphids, mealybugs, leaf hoppers, scales and mites.

Creative re-use idea- Bottle Irrigation Tomato Plant. Share, if you like this idea! Around The World

Bluebirds 2013

Amy F is growing her potatoes in recycled trash cans this year. She cut off the bottom, painted them with Krylon Fusion, and planted in soil at the bottom of the barrel. She'll keep mulching with straw to cover the tubers. Photo links to our blog entry "This Week in the Garden, March 26 to 31, 2012."

climbing hydrangea

How much of each vegetable to plant per square foot.

Vertical gardening - it maximizes your harvest, makes the most of limited space, doesn't require lots of bending, and keeps your veggies away from pests and rot. This easy-to-assemble kit lets you grow vertically vining plants either against a wall, or as a free-standing unit using your own posts. Takes up just four square feet of growing space but produces more vegetation than a 24 square foot plot! Perfect for tomatoes, pole beans, cucumbers, or any vining plants.

Square Foot Planting Guide for Vegetable Gardening

Square Foot Gardening Plant Spacing: Peppers = 1 plant/sq ft; Bush beans = 9 plants (4 in apart)/sq ft; Onion = 16 plants (3 in apart)/sq ft

A backyard vegetable garden plan for an 8’ x 12’... | Wallace Gardens

Beginner Beekeeping: The Urban Beehive by Rowan Dunford

Who knew? Hostas in a pot! every spring they the pot! Add geraniums and ivy. Love this! PLUS other shade garden ideas!

enter your zipcode & it gives you a week by week calendar when to start seeds for your area.

Tips for Growing Great Carrots.

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

tower-of-herbs porch planting!

Gardening Tips for beginners- 7 pages to read! Don't waste more time and $ on failures! Post now, read later.

Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)

How to Grow Asparagus in Raised Beds

Vertical Gardening

A penelope rose to add to the rose garden in honor of our little Penny.