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Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

#DIY Miracle Grow: 1 gallon of water, 1 tbsp epsom salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp of Household ammonia. Mix all ingredients together and use once a month on your plants.

7 Natural Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden - Plant Care Today. Never knew baking soda could not only act as a fungicide but it can also treat and prevent powdery mildew, discourages gnats in soil, fungus on leaves, weeds and kills cabbage worms and crabgrass while keep your hands clean.

Slugs will eat cornmeal, even though it kills them. Put cornmeal in a jar turned on its side near the affected plants.

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Twine-Star Supports

Star supports for tomato plants

Pinner said:"Spray your weeds with diluted vinegar...not only will it kill them, but the plants and soil love it. Read how here, and see the before and after pictures. I just learned about this in my winter gardening class the other day and the teacher has done it for years."

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Home Made Miracle Grow - Make your Own

Miracle grow or Epsom salt fertilizer: 1 gallon of water 1 tbsp epsom salt DIY Miracle Grow: add: 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ammonia

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Squash, Beans and Peppers

Love this idea for growing green beans. Might try it this year :)

Non toxic tomato worm control . I don't remember where I learned this, but I've been using this method for 30 yrs and it really works. Get yourself an old jar & poke holes in the lid. Fill the jar with plain white flour and sprinkle it liberally over your tomatoes. I've never had an issue with horn worms or other pests with this. I also use it on cabbage & broccoli with good luck.

Newspaper Weeds Away Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients into your soil. 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. Genius!

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