Homemade Weed Killer 2 cups table salt 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity) 8 drops liquid dishwashing soap

Natural Weed Control

Cutting your Herbs~Tutorial: 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.

Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.

Save your vegetable garden! With these companion plants, you can up your harvest and avoid sharing your produce with unwanted pests.

Companion planting. Gonna check out this link

This is a wonderful site to plan my garden from start to finish. You tell it where you live it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you and gives you daily reminders of what to do to your garden.

natural ways to kill weeds

10 *Brilliant* Frugal Gardening Tricks! I've used the tp roll trick for a few years now. When I plant the roll I leave a bit of it exposed. It not only helps to guide the plant upright but more importantly keeps the bugs away. And I label each roll w the variety of seed so when I finally get around to marking the plants I have a quick reminder of what's what!

DIY: Great info & lots of pics on what plants work well together when planted in containers - lists the names, if they like shade, if they spill over the side of the pot, etc.

Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.

10 great plants to plant during the fall.

An easy way to get rid of weeds & dandelions

Common weed in Midwestern fields Weed Identification Guide Lamb's-Quarter Type: Broadleaf annual Size: To 4 feet tall and 18 inches wide Where it grows: Landscape and garden areas in sun or shade Appearance: Scalloped leaves have gray undersides. Control: Mulch to prevent it; pull plants by hand or use a post-emergence herbicide.

Milk, A Garden Miracle Against Powdery Mildew..one part milk/9 parts water and spray on leaves

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. Use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year - spring and fall.

Tips for planting under large trees

'Rapunzel' tomato - I'm not sure I could love this more.

Secrets to transplanting seedlings