10 Frugal Gardening Tricks #garden

10 *Brilliant* Frugal Gardening Tricks When planting, leave the tp roll a bit of it exposed. It not only helps to guide the plant upright but more importantly keeps the bugs away + label each roll with see variety to know what's what

Garden in straw. In this publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press, cabbage and other vegetables planted in straw bales are shown in Minnesota author, Joel Karsten's garden. Karsten is the leading evangelist of a straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design).

Bad soil? No soil? Plant in straw bales instead

Interesting idea of planting in straw bales. Weed-free and easy. Link gives the how-to steps. Publicity photo provided by Cool Springs Press

Growing and wintering Hydrangea in pots

Care for Hydrangeas in Pots

Originally imported from Japan in the easy-to-grow hydrangeas flourish in zones 4 to but may be grown in other zones with the proper care. The color of the flowers of the bigleaf hydrangea .

List of Nightshade Vegetables & Fruits

List of Nightshade Vegetables & Fruits

De-suckering Tomatoes. Too much lushness promotes the shady, wet conditions that lead to fungal diseases. Furthermore, plants with too many stems produce small-size fruit. For healthy plants and large, high-quality tomatoes, those suckers ought to go:

De-Suckering Tomatoes - use pruning shears to remove large shoots, then stick the stems in soil. You’d be amazed at how quickly they form roots, and become new, fruiting vines.


A Great Way to Stake Your Tomatoes

12 Top Tomato Tips

12 Top Tomato Tips (from Birds & Blooms): The rule of thumb is that you'll need two tomato plants for every tomato eater in your household. But if you plan on canning, four per person is more accurate.

helpful hints for tomato growing - use a red pepper plant as a companion plant

Using Red Pepper to Protect Tomato Plants

Pest Problems: To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.

Container Tomato Gardening

Container Tomato Gardening Tutorial

Container Tomato Plant Gardening - Tips, tricks, and advice for growing tomatoes in pots on a patio, porch, or deck.

Backyard Plants: that repel bugs! Lemon   grass & Citronella grass both naturally repel mosquitoes; Lavender;   Marigolds; Flossflowers (Ageratum); Pennyroyal

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

Tying cukes to trellis

Tying cukes to trellis