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Have any milk crates laying around? Any old tshirts? If so, than you can have a square foot garden! The tshirts keep the soil well drained.

White Fence and climbing roses

Don't throw out the water your boil your eggs in. This water contains tons of calcium that your plants will love. Just let the water cool and dump it on your plants. I also save my egg shells, rinse them out real well, smash them up then mix them with dirt and/or potting soil before planting any plants. For someone who doesn't have a green thumb, I have had great success with this.

Alternative Gardning: How to grow lemon trees from seeds indoors

Gardening in Straw Bales What You Can Grow After following the experiences of many gardeners over the last 3 years in the Strawbale Gardening Forum, I found that growing almost everything has been tried. The most successful included tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, spinach, summer and winter squash, okra, broccoli, beans, herbs, and even corn. Annual flowers also did well. The least successful were root/underground crops like onions and potatoes.

vegetable garden

To get rid of (fire?) ants, put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it or take it home to the others. They can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

Yummy Strawberries!

Growing Carrots? - Introducing The Laziest Way To A Bumper Crop Of Clean, Fresh, Mouth Watering, Pest Free Carrots... and the proof!

"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"

how to propagate rosemary and lavender; also works for basil.

Place one uncracked raw egg in the pot — as it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer. Read more: How to Plant a Vegetable Garden - Herb Gardening - Redbook - See more at:

Use shredded paper as mulch in the garden. It keeps the ground cool and smothers weeds. After the shreds have been laid down and watered, they form a blanket similar to papier-mâché. Water still gets through, but the weeds can’t. Potatoes and peppers love it.

5 Biggest Mistakes Beginners Make When Starting Seeds Indoors

The journey of planting a potato. link has info on how to garden and what to plant with lots of pictures. Garden with your kids - they will love it!

tutorial for harvesting and drying lavender

Spalding Gardening Calendar - Month by Month! // Great Gardens & Ideas ♥ this //

Alternative Gardning: Continuous cilantro growing method

Plant these in the garden to repel mosquitoes - won't get rid of them completely, but every little bit helps! All these plants really need to have some direct sunlight on them during the day to get them to grow, even in Houston's tropical climate. ~ Houston Foodlovers

Shade tolerant vegetables

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden, Hampshire, England | An awesome rose garden (7of 20) | Pink climbing roses on pergola arch by ukgardenphotos, via Flickr

Secret to peppers,Spray the plant with Epsom salts

66 plants you can grow in pots

Bird Cage Plant

I hate mosquitos. Plant lemon grass in big pots for the patio... it repels mosquitoes and it grows tall