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I have a large garden, but gardening in Alaska comes with it's challenges. I'm always looking for good ideas

It allows the lawn mower to cut right up to the edge! @ its-a-green-life

Plant 8 cucumber seeds at the base of a 4-6 foot tomato cage and "help" it climb up the cage. It takes less garden space and makes harvesting easier.

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

Compost tea - the secret ingredient for naturally boosting your plants' growth!

EASY way to grow potatoes with just newspaper and straw! Gardening, "recycling" and composting in one!

Know your soil - do a Mason Jar Soil Test. I did this years ago when I first started gardening. I ended up adding sand to my garden spot. I have had poor soil conditions for the last 10 years or so and have added organic material and composted material to improve my soil condition. The mason jar test is a great place to start.

DIY--A compost bin is a necessary companion to My new garden. This one is less eye-pleasing, but doubles the composting with a stacking system. The darker the barrels, the warmer they get, which is what you want with composting.

Self watering thermal insulated greenhouse for seedlings/cuttings from water bottle.

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

Recycling rope lights turn out to be a great way to make bottom heat for seed starting under lights.

Keeping squash from getting out of control by using an upside down tomato cage

For the yard froggy out of rocks paint and glue....

Work a bag of dry concrete mix into the soil where stone is to sit, lay stone, water it all in so it sets just like Jello only harder!

Tips on taking care of the raspberry bushes.

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."

Whether you are a beginner at growing vegetables or a Master Gardener, these tips for growing tomatoes will help you increase your yield and produce...

Grow Your Own Sweet Potatoes...well, it seems after reading that they are a tropical plant and require 100 days of hot weather...bummer. I need to move.

the world's most perfect fertilizer + pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.

For sharp, rust-free tools, store in a sand-filled bucket (or pots) with a little oil mixed in.

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.

I really want to try growing asparagus! Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

would be neat out on the back patio