1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

Speaking of the Garden...

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.

MUST grow some.  Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant.

Interesting:) Mosquito grass (a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away. In addition to being a very functional patio plant, Lemon Grass is used in cooking Asian Cuisine, adding a light lemony taste

List of Low Maintenance Plants

Low-maintenance Plants

List of low maintenance ground cover plants and landscaping plants.lord knows I need low maintenance!

Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease...works for tomato plants too.

Banana peels as fertilizer.flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush, tomato plant.the peel's potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease.

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.

Grow a Healthy Vegetable Garden

I want this! This 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, and evoke an English country garden.

Great color combo - chartreuse sweet potato vine, blue scaevola, white bacopa and orange diascia or calibrachoas.

Flower box on kitchen window.Great color combo - chartreuse sweet potato vine, blue scaevola, white bacopa and orange diascia or calibrachoas.

Potato Tower

Potato Towers & Living Fence Posts - Urban Farmer of Seward How to create a living fence post or stand growing potatoes (one 4 ft. 'post' growing about 25 lbs of potatoes)

Tips on taking care of the raspberry bushes.

How to keep a patch of Red Raspberries healthy, happy and more productive.Definitely going to have a raspberry bush in my future backyard!

Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of it's protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets

Going to try this- Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar c table salt tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes gallon and worked better than Round Up

Container gardening...do it yourself, much cheaper. This site tells you exactly which plants work well together.

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A = Creeping Jenny, B= Impatiens, C = Swallowtail Coleus: Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus .make sure the Creeping Jenny is potted as it can become invasive.

Hens and chicks anyone? What a great design for the flower Garden

This is brilliant! An old floor lamp turned into a planter pedestal. a GREAT idea for those old torchier lamps that catch fire. Gut them and use them as planters.

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It's a good companion plant with lavender.

5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants.

Mosquito repelling “Creeping Thyme” plant. It has citronella oil that makes it smell lemony. Put in planters on the patio. @ Do it Yourself Home Ideas

Mosquito Repelling Creeping Lemon Thyme Plant -The high citronella oil content of this hardy, easy-to-grow perennial plant is more potent than any other mosquito repellent plant tested. WHEN WE PLANT

raised beds

Raised Bed Gardening Guide

Hostas in a pot: every spring they return, in the pot! Add geraniums and ivy for a fuller look. - MyHomeLookBook

hostas in a pot! every spring they return.in the pot! Add geraniums hostas in a pot, add ivy and shade annual and ivy

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