Pepper Plants:  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 for bigger harverst

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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.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.  It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.

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

Mosquito Grass

must try.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

shade gardens

Back Yard Hostas. Going to do a shade flowerbed at the new farmhouse, full of all different types of some of the Hostas I have, and a few Ferns too!

pallet wood walkway for the garden Funky Junk Interiors

Pallet wood walkway all prettied up again

DIY Pallet Ideas: walkway for in front of the shed. Dismantle a pallet, stain the wood, and lay pieces in your garden to create an elegant walking path. This is especially helpful if the pallet you’re using isn’t stable enough for other projects.

Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

Use Irish Spring to Keep Out Garden Pests

Use Irish Spring to keep out garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! We have Bamboo and when the new shoots come up, the rabbits and deer eat them. But the irish springs keeps them out

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.

spring bulbs in pots...store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage. water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. plant as many bulbs into the container that will fit for an abundant display in spring.

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

gorgeous shade pot

Gorgeous shade pot - McGillivary youre in charge.i want tons of potted plants this spring/summer on my new front porch :)

Great set up for a veggie garden, blocked from the dog or other animals.

Great set up for a veggie garden, blocked from the dog or other animals.I just spied dog tracks in my raised garden bed.

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