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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

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101 Gardening Secrets the Experts Never Tell You

Peppers Growing Nicely. If you click this photo you'll find 101 Gardening Secrets that the experts never told you. All kinds of great vegetable garden information. Just click the photo.

Natural weed killer: 2c white vinegar + 1T dish soap + 1T. salt. Blend and pour into a spray bottle. Will kill anything! (Easily gets rid of all those weeds growing in the cracks and seams of the driveway.)

: You can knock a small opening in the side of a clay pot, or even stack a few bricks to make a small shelter. Toads will be attracted to the shelter, use it during the day and claim it as their territory coming back year after year. Each night one toad can eat up to 100 slugs, grubs, grasshoppers, tomato beetles, cutworms...anything you don't want eating your garden. The tadpoles also eat mosquito larvae!

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either!

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!

Grow carrots in a 2 liter soda bottle. I love this idea, so the kids can see what is happening!!

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Bad soil? No soil? Plant in straw bales instead

Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summers hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design)

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Speaking of the Garden...

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

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Growing cucumbers on a trellis

Growing cucumbers on a trellis... it's the best way to do it! :) I have done this and find it to work!

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{community sharecropping} July is for Garlic Harvest

How to plant, grow, harvest, and dry garlic

Three Sisters Garden - an ancient method of gardening using an intercropping system which grows corn, beans, and squash crops simultaneously in the same growing area #food #edible #vegetable #gardening

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Follow This Tip In Your Garden & Get A Ton Of Organic Strawberries!

Tips on growing strawberries

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Plants That Are Good to Plant Near Tomato Plants to Prevent Insects

Tomatoes continue to hold a favorite spot in the annual vegetable garden. Unfortunately, they attract a variety of insects as well as vegetable lovers. An easy and organic way to repel insects from tomato plants is the companion planting method. Companion planting involves selecting a specific mix of flowers and herbs to keep insects away from...

How to Grow Peaches Learn how to grow peaches for a fresh, fabulous summer fruit harvest.

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How To Grow Basil

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