If you are planting seeds for the first time, here is a great guide to what to sow when.

Five things you will need if you're planting seeds for the first time

This handy little chart lets you know when to start seeds indoors as well as when to plant outdoor. Five things you will need if youre planting seeds for the first time -- GazetteXtra

Growing Rose From Cutting l Great way to Grow your own Heirloom Roses!

Rolls of roses: Simply plunge the cuttings into the ground. Before planting cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but the row of allotment roses is proof it works.

Stunning

Spring upper garden at the Four Seasons Garden in Walsall in West Midlands, England ? photo: Marie and Tony Newton / Four Seasons Garden on Flick

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants Should have read this earlier in the season, I have had a lot of cracked tomatoes, Angela Lumpkin

One for the husband... :) 25 Free Backyard Playground Plans for Kids: Playsets, Swingsets, Teeter Totters and More!

Yard & Outdoor Play equipment: DIY- 25 free backyard playground plans for kids: playsets, swingsets, teeter-totters and more.

Keep the fern in the same pots they come in, every other day submerge them in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 1/2 cup of epson salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry... ferns will be dark green, glossy, and 3x3 by September from ferns that start out with 7 fronds in May.

keep the fern in the same pot it coms in, every other day submerge in a 5 gallon bucket filled with 12 cups epsom salts & 3 gallons of regular water until the soil stops bubbling, then hang up to drip dry. fern will be dark green, glossy, and

Grow it!

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts - just cut, place in water, and watch them grow back in days.I'm going to try this, I have Romaine Lettuce Hearts!

Pinner said: "SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons).  I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer.  Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky!"

SECRET Fertilizer :) 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can gallons). Do this to ALL vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants.

all about how to grow cucumbers; Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers! And other tips...Gourd Family–squashes, melons, cucumbers

How to grow cucumbers - "Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers! And other tips for the Gourd Family–squashes, melons, cucumbers"

This rag is soaked in ammonia and keeps rats, raccoons, and other varmints out of the garden.

Desperate Gardener: Grandma's Secret Weapons This rag is soaked in ammonia and keeps rats, raccoons, and other varmints out of the garden. Grandma says the problem is remembering to re-soak the rag but that it works like a charm!

Cherry blossom tree at the Fuji volcano

(Cherry blossoms, Fuji Volcano, Japan) (story inspiration) You said something about volcanos in the fire area, right? So maybe something like this would work. (Possibly minus the cherry blossom tree.

how to grow berries

Great tips for growing blueberries, blackberries, & raspberries (click…

In case of zombies (or yard work)

Cool idea for keeping your gardening tools…

In case of zombies. Or yardwork. But mostly zombies. Very clever garden tool storage display and signage!

Plants help other plants grow | 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.  Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter. basil makes 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.

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