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Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.

How to grow a lemon tree in a container --

Container Gardening

Container grown lemon tree: Some great container tips for citrus trees at the link. 2 months ago container gardens lemons grow your own lemon tree garden fruit trees DIY 217 notes 2 Comments Share this

Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers.  Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons.  Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.

Growing Cucumbers

Some tips for growing cucumbers. Remember cucumbers are heavy feeders so be sure to feed them often. I use a weak solution of miracle grow or the generic/store brand weekly. Cucumbers need lots of rich soil, lots of manure and heat and water.

Campanula - easy to grow & self seeds.

Campanula carpatica f. alba 'Weisse Clips'

GARDEN: White - Campanula carpatica f. alba 'Weisse Clips' / Easy to grow; self-seeds.

green house with lumber and old windows...

Old windows, mini greenhouse. - Old windows, mini greenhouse.

PRUNING TOMATOES- great article. 1. To grow more flavorful tomatoes. 2. To grow larger tomatoes. 3.To grow more tomatoes over the length of a season. 4. To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease. 5. To keep plants smaller and more compact. 6. To allow tomatoes on the plant at the end of the season to ripen before the first frost.

To grow more flavorful tomatoes. To grow larger tomatoes. grow more tomatoes over the length of a season. To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease.

Vertical garden

Vertical garden - spaghetti squash and tomatoes

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.

Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. When planting tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

DIY greenhouse

DIY Small Greenhouse - Ideas for our backyard hoophouse

How to build a Tomato or Vegetable Trellis

You can buy a tomato trellis kit or build your own and I show you how. Either way growing tomatoes on a vegetable trellis is a great method of supporting tomato vines.

Cinderblock raised beds and hoop house tutorial.  Super smart!

Easy Season Extension: PVC Hoop House Cinderblock raised beds and hoop house tutorial.

A Quick Seed-Saving Guide.

How to Save Vegetable Seeds: Seed-Saving Guide

Saving Vegetables Seeds: Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Beans Saving Vegetables Seeds: Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Beans Saving seed from one year to plant the next is an age-old tradition.

The Top 10 Rules for Spring Gardening

Top 10 Rules for Spring Gardening

Top 10 Rules for Spring Gardening : HGTV --Water Deeply; your garden needs at least an inch of water a week

Canning Zucchini. Zucchini Recipes

Canning Zucchini

Canning Zucchini - According to Putting Food By, zucchini and other summer squashes can be canned at of pressure for 35 - 40 minutes. (Depending on if you have quarts or pints)

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