Simply pour 2 cups of CLUB SODA directly in the center of a fire ant mound. The whole colony will be dead within about two days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of club soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds.
Prune basil so it stays bushy and productive On a basil plant the leaves grow in twos opposite each other. As the little plant send up the stock it will grow two more leaves. You need to go to those two leaves and prune about one inch or so above them.
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.
New to gardening? Jackie explains everything you need to know about starting your very first garden. Even a small house garden will produce lots of fresh food for the family. Jackie Clay is one of my heros. I dream of living like her!
growing cucumbers: this site is really good for tips on growing good cucumbers #growingcucumbersinpots