We all know that most garden crops want as much sun as possible. Tomatoes, melons and peppers will positively pout if they don't get oodles of light. What you may not realize is that many other garden crops will do quite well with limited sunlight. Which plants will put up with lower light levels?
Here are 35 garden management tips to help you handle pest control, weeding, and other peak-summer garden chores. Originally published as
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Foy Update: Vegetable Garden Design Inspiration - Le Potager Isn't this design from Mother Earth News clever? The water from the outdoor sink drains into the compost helping it breakdown faster.
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS MAGAZINE: What's a gardener to do when a harvest beckons but planting awaits, too? When weeds need whacking and pests are pestering? Enlist these 35 strategies for handling summer garden chores efficiently when your time may be short but the task list is long.
From Mother Earth News. Providing an outdoor work station right in the garden can cut down on messes in your kitchen and time spent readying your harvest for eating. Install an old sink in a sturdy work table and attach a drain hose to drain wash water and dirt onto your compost pile. Keep a few knives handy for harvesting tough-stemmed crops. This would be perfect right outside the garden fence!
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▶ Quick-maturing Plants: 5 Fast Growing Vegetables to Try - As vegetables are harvested, gaps will inevitably appear in your garden. However, leaving bare soil exposes your garden to weeds and can make it more prone to erosion, plus it means your garden isn’t being as productive as it could be.YouTube
Succulents are great drought tolerant plants that are easy to maintain.
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Vintage French Soul ~ How to Create Your Own Succulent Planter Succulents are great drought tolerant plants that are easy to maintain. #sponsored
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How to Create a Succulent Bird Bath
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i have a great bird feeder for this
Birdbath succulent garden. Pretty
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This bird bath garden is awesome!! Found on: hoeandshovel.com.
Urban Farm Mag: Garden plants that do NOT grow well next to each other.
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Bad Buds: What NOT to Plant Next to Each Other | Urban Farm Mag: Bad companion plants to avoid planting next to each other in the garden. #gardening #garden #growing #planting #companion #buds
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Bad buds - bad companion garden plants
Urban Farm Mag - bad companion plants for the garden. #garden #plant
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Front yard: Tree Stump Planter
a tree trunk pot
What to do with an old tree stump - These look even better as the stump starts to fall apart. - Create a Tree-Stump Planter: March's selection from A Year's Worth of Easy Upgrades gallery from this old house
Tree Stump Planter Instead of grinding it down, turn the stump into a focal point by filling it with flowers.
If you want to grow a sweet potato vine plant, all you need to do is to follow the next steps. Is easy and inexpensive to grow
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how to grow sweet potato vines . . . these make great fillers for planters! ♥
If you want to grow a sweet potato vine plant, all you need to do is to follow the next steps. Is easy and inexpensive to grow. ....... I have grown many sweet potato plants over the years. They were my wintertime houseplants for the first few years of marriage.
Sweet patato vine plant
Sweet potato vines are easy to grow. Here's the thing. You don't know what it will end up looking like. This is a fun and easy way to plant sweet potato that kids would Enjoy.
Propagating Sweet Potato Vine
Hanging sweet potato vine for porch
Newspaper mulching. Lay down the newspaper, wet, add top mulch, then plant what you want, without weeds.
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Newspaper Mulching and Vinegar as a weed killer for paths only
Mulching and weed prevention with newspaper in the garden. So doing this!!
Newspaper mulching - how to kill weeds with newspaper.
Newspaper to prevent weeds
Natural Homemade Weed Killer
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Nontoxic homemade weed killer
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Homemade Weed Killer I tried this at the seasonal....within 24 hrs the weeds were all brown in color and the leaves were curling! #weedkiller
Tips for Growing Raspberries, including how to plant raspberries, how to grow raspberries in containers, and how to harvest and divide raspberries.
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Tips for Growing Raspberries including how to plant raspberries how to grow raspberries in containers and how to harvest and divide raspberries.
Companion Planting - What Not to Plant Together when Gardening
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There's a new crop of perennial flowers ready for you to try in your garden. Here's a look at some of our favorite newcomers. Watch for them in garden centers this spring.
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Plants to add color to my yard.
2015 is the year for new annuals. Here is a colorful collection of what you can pot up this spring!
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Check out Better Homes and Garden's top new annuals for 2015! http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-trends/new-annuals-for-2015/?socsrc=bhgpin040215
The Best New Annuals for 2015... Everything's coming up annuals in 2015. We found 50 new annuals hitting the market this year we just had to share with you. Check out the burgundy and "Indian summer" petunias. They are so beautiful. ~betterhomesandgardens~
Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plant
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Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants. How to prevent cracks:
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Tomato troubleshooting! // Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants #gardening #growing
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Garden Goals for 2015
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How to Make a Succulent Wall Art Frame. Step by step instructions.
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Just amazingly cool idea and how-to make a succulent wall art. Great idea and could see so many variations used indoors as well as outside like new window flower boxes of the old cottage days.
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living wall art with succulents
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How to make a succulent garden in a picture frame
Vertical succulent garden. Living Art By David Lipchik
Old Crutches - New Purpose - Garden Trellis. Love it.
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Recycled Crutches into Pea Trellis in vegetable garden [original source: http://www.helpfulgardener.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=200723=929de4421013040001bdda8f3fbf3d55]
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Vegetable Garden Trellis-- good idea even if you don't have crutches. could just use wood
Reuse recycle crutches
hahaha.....15 Interesting and Easy DIY Ideas Now I know what to do with all of my crutches.
Mint planted in barrels - Prevent mint plants from completely taking over the garden by planting in half-barrels or containers. Create attractive design by planting different mint variety in each container, such as orange, ginger, peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint. Our mint went crazy and took over the blackberries and the strawberries.
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Barrel gardening; great idea for planting herbs
One tip from this article on herb gardening - plant vigorous spreaders like mints in barrels - especially if you have a small space.
prevent mint from taking over--have individual half barrels for each herb
Plant herbs in barrels. Mint planted in barrels - Prevent mint plants from completely taking over the garden by planting in half-barrels or containers. Create attractive design by planting different mint variety in each container, such as orange, ginger, peppermint, spearmint, and chocolate mint.
Barrels instead of garden beds!!
Shady Inspiration!! One of the keys to success in this garden is a consistent color scheme. The main plantings are red/burgundy and chartreuse.
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Shade garden beds with red/burgundy from Coleus & green from Hosta & Potato Vine... Love this! Gonna try it around my big oak tree in the front yard! Though I might add some caladiums and impatiens as well!
Colorful shade garden (ideas for front yard) shade plants are hard to remember what they are when you*re at the plant stores. this is good info
Outdoor Planter Projects • Tons of ideas & Tutorials!
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Outdoor Planter Projects • Tons of ideas & Tutorials! // ♡ PERFECT FOR THE SIDE YARD WHERE THERE'S SO LITTLE ROOM! ♥A
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Planters made from old furnace piping!
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Could paint PVC pipe with "stone" spray paint and place directly in flower bed in groupings of different heights.
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Looks like old stove pipe. LongHouse Reserve Planters. Photo via the blog, paradis express.
metal pipe planter.
There's no doubt about it -- a well-organized tool shed can save you time, energy, and money: You won't waste 10 minutes looking for that trowel. You won't be frustrated moving the wheelbarrow and that extra bag of potting soil out of the way so you can get to your lawn mower. And you won't spend extra money to buy a set of gloves because you can't find yours.
Storage and Organizational Secrets for Your Garden Shed
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Storage Secrets for your Garden Shed BHG Keep all your tools easy to find and displayed with style using our guide to organizing your storage shed.
Organized garden tool shed...my ideal.
Garden Shed Storage Secrets
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