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Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog.

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.

Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start

Tomato Plants . Hungry cutworms attack young vegetables. Protect your tomatoes by giving them a collar of newspaper. Or cut the top and bottom off a tin can and sink that into the soil around your plants. It creates a barrier that forces the cutworms to go looking for another dinner.

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips and Ideas (with pictures!)

20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas - Has anyone tried this rose/potoato trick?

10 Everyday Household Items That Make Perfect Seedling Starters

Random but we just had a huge box of stale cones come in through gleaners... this'll be perfect!

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. cool!! - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins

101 Gardening Secrets the Experts Never Tell You

Scroll down for all the gardening secrets (101!). For instance, If you want to harvest your vegetables in a hurry plant radishes, sweet peas, beans, squash, and cucumbers.

Grow Plants in your Backyard by Building a Trellis and Raised Garden Box Combo

Grow Plants in your Backyard by Building a Trellis and Raised Garden Box Combo #Garden

Sprinkle cinnamon on the soil after seeds are planted or when fungus or mold is detected on the seedling or plant to kill the fungus or mold. Cinnamon also repels snakes.