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.

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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.

When to plant vegetables

Growing plants and food can be so overwhelming, use this simple chart. Growing Vegetables Chart with info about watering, fertilizing, growing seeds.

Permaculture Ideas: Foods that will Re-Grow from your Kitchen Scraps #garden

Permaculture Ideas: Foods that will Re-Grow from your Kitchen Scraps. Also read this article, 16 Foods that Re-Grow from kitchen scraps

Soaking seeds before planting is an “old time” gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Let’s look at the reasons for soaking seeds and how to soak seeds.… By Heather Rhoades | Gardening Know How

Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting

Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener trick. When you soak seeds before planting, you can significantly decrease the amount of time it takes for a seed to germinate. Reasons for soaking seeds & how to soak seeds. By Heather Rhoades

How to Properly Freeze Fresh Summer Vegetables

How to Properly Freeze Fresh Summer Vegetables, we also make broth out of the trimmings and not so pretty ones. and freeze or soups. We have vegetable garden beds around the yard.

How to Freeze Fresh Summer Vegetables

How to Properly Freeze Fresh Summer Vegetables, we also make broth out of the trimmings and not so pretty ones. and freeze or soups. We have vegetable garden beds around the yard.

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! @Abby Olson

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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.

How to cut herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from this cut.

How to cut herbs - for basil don't pluck leaves off, instead trim stem. Leave two sets of leaves on stem (leaves grow in pairs across from each other). Cut immediately above the second set of leaves from the ground. Plant will then grow new branches from

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 basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.

Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles. oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Chives make carrots sweeter. Basil makes tomatoes even tastier.

blueberries in a pot

*** Grow Blueberries In A Pot? Depending on the variety you choose, it can take 2 or 3 years for a plant to start producing fruit but once it does, you’ll enjoy picking blueberries for many years to come. Here’s a tip sheet to get you started…"

Rid your garden of aphids by spraying your plants with a solution of vinegar and water. 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar is a natural pesticide so you can get rid of many critters by using a solution mixed with water.

I love vinegar! Rid your garden of aphids by spraying your plants with a solution of vinegar and water. 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar is a natural pesticide so you can get rid of many critters by using a solution mixed with water.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.

Homemade Weed Killer 1 gallon of white vinegar, ½ cup salt, Liquid dish soap (any brand), Empty spray bottle. Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar.

how to grow raspberries

How to Grow Raspberries: Select an everbearing variety, practice a few trellising and pruning tricks, and pick berries from July through fall.

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