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6 Great tips for planting a container herb garden. This is a great idea for patios, decks, and balconies!

Tips For Planting A Container Herb Garden

6 Great tips for planting a container herb garden. This is a great idea for patios, decks, and balconies!

yellowing leavings, dying plants, plants turning yellow, gardening, green thumb, organic gardening, gardening tips, house plant gardening, house plants, plant growing tips, infographics, reader submission, safer brand

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

yellowing leavings, dying plants, plants turning yellow, gardening, green thumb, organic gardening, gardening tips, house plant gardening, house plants, plant growing tips, infographics, reader submission, safer brand

Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. Perfect for my deck!

Build a #Mosquito Control container so you can sit and unwind in the evenings without dousing in DEET. Perfect for my deck!

Self made Miracle Grow. Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant.  It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.  give it a try  I use about 1 Table spoon in a 1 to 1 ratio.  dissolve 1 Tablespoon into a gallon of water and use it to water your plants.

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Self made Miracle Grow. Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. give it a try I use about 1 Table spoon in a 1 to 1 ratio. dissolve 1 Tablespoon into a gallon of water and use it to water your plants.

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways

Remember for Spring ~ Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to a gallon of water and spray your lawn for a lusher, greener lawn. Epsom salt is loaded with magnesium!

"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier" (link doesn't match information, but good to know).

"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier" (link doesn't match information, but good to know).

How to have an awesome pepper harvest. 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.

How to have an awesome pepper harvest. 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.

Rosemary propagation.  Rooting is easy and starting small topiairies that will grow into large ones is best done with cuttings.

Rosemary propagation. Rooting is easy and starting small topiairies that will grow into large ones is best done with cuttings.

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. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

How to Use Eggshells on Tomato Plants

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. --- I'll make sure to use this for the spring

Gardening 101, How To Grow Cucumbers etc.

How to Grow and Process Cucumbers & Their Medicinal Benefit

Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely. | protractedgarden

Very smart! Rinse veggies right in the garden and then re-use the water on the plants. Plastic bucket and small laundry basket/colander from Dollar Tree would do nicely. | protractedgarden

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You

101 Gardening Secrets the Experts Never Tell You

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Told You Food and Farming Do you grow your own vegetable garden. If not why not. You can even grow a few delicious vegetables in containers.

think I'll try this one, this summer:  Amazing 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. It works 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 in a yard used by pets.

think I'll try this one, this summer: Amazing 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. It works 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 in a yard used by pets.