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How to Trim a Basil Plant

This is so neat! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

Before winter, cut some of the tops off your basil and put them in water. They will make new roots and you can pot them up for next year.

In the garden, Epson salts is a “boost” for your plants. The magnesium in the salts is used by plants for photosynthesis. And as a fertilizer, it will help to increase flower and fruit production. Mix 2 tbsp into 1 gallon of water and use it to revive a Peace Lily or other houseplants. Water with it when transplanting tomatoes or peppers and then sprinkle a spoonful around the plants when they begin to flower. Spray the foliage of roses or sprinkle a little around the base of your plants.

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The Thrifty Groove: 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.

Mosquito-repelling plants for your deck.-- I need to remember for next summer!

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Spray your zucchini plants once a week with a solution of 1 part milk to 9 parts water. You can use any kind of milk available. This will keep your plants from getting powdery mildew, a serious threat to zucchini plants. | eHow

start seeds in ice cream cones and plant in to ground….how clever, biodegradable @ Home DIY Remodeling

I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots!

1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later. produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

How to plant garlic (one clove produces up to twenty more) - you can always have fresh garlic! Never ending garlic!!!

Six insect repellent plants to grow – includes plants that repel biting insects such as: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks & fleas; and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc.

The 5 Easiest Herbs to Grow. Plant in containers or pots indoor or outside. Read more about these five herbs for cooking and health. #herbs 1. Basil 2. Chives 3. Mint 4. Rosemary 5. Thyme

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