Basil Companion planting. I can say from experience that Basil encourages tomatoes, chilies and capsicums to grow well

Basil Companion planting. I can say from experience that Basil encourages tomatoes, chilies and capsicums to grow well

Basil: Prune regularly for the best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If the plant is allowed to flower, it will lose flavor.

Basil: Prune regularly for the best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If the plant is allowed to flower, it will lose flavor.

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint. Excited to have my own spearmint and peppermint plants.

The Dos & Don'ts of Growing Mint. Excited to have my own spearmint and peppermint plants.

The more you cut back your mint, the more it will yield and also keep it from flowering; you will have the leaves for culinary use all summer long. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.Click To Enlarge

The more you cut back your mint, the more it will yield and also keep it from flowering; you will have the leaves for culinary use all summer long. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.Click To Enlarge

pot, plant in spring, fertilize every few weeks, pull runners, trim flower buds before they open

pot, plant in spring, fertilize every few weeks, pull runners, trim flower buds before they open

Put strawberry plants in concrete blocks to edge a garden. This helps keep the strawberries off the ground and the warmth of the blocks helps them grow.

Put strawberry plants in concrete blocks to edge a garden. This helps keep the strawberries off the ground and the warmth of the blocks helps them grow.

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