1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

This is a MUST READ for anyone growing tomatoes. There's LOTS of science behind this planting plan that makes super healthy plants. Links give even more advice/ with pictures.

Keep Tomatoes from Splitting

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Easy enough and not toxic. Make Your Own At Home Weed Killer.

While cucumbers thrive near bush beans, lettuce and radishes, and choke near potatoes. Beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers and strawberries make good neighbors -- as long as you plant the onions, garlic, leeks and shallots elsewhere. Peppers do well with carrots, eggplant, onions, parsley and tomatoes, but not with kohlrabi. Keep lettuce away from cabbage and keep onions away from asparagus, beans and peas. Spinach gets along with everyone.

Many gardeners use red pepper to protect tomatoes. Tomato and pepper are often planted as companion plants. Pepper flakes are also often sprinkled on or around tomatoes. But, how and why does red pepper protect tomato plants?

The Many Benefits of epsom salt for organic gardening | Gardening with Epsom Salt, according to this page it is good for all vegetables, flowers, trees, fruits and more.

How To Grow Cucumbers

Did you know that your homegrown tomatoes will taste better simply by planting sweet basil next to them? This is just one example of companion planting with herbs. Find more tips in this article.

This links to a good article about the growing requirements for Pepper plants in the garden or in containers - also has an organic fertilizer recipe that looks promising

helpful hints for tomato growing - use a red pepper plant as a companion plant

My mother in law always did this, I though it was the chemicals in the peel that made it work so well. Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease...works for tomato plants too.

Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.

Highly recommend pruning your tomato plants. Last year I pruned half of each variety I had growing in my garden to see if pruning had any effect. I was amazed when the plants that I had pruned started producing, they had at least twice as many vegetables and they were of larger size. Not only did the pruning increase my overall yield on those plants but it also made the plants easier to train up the posts I had in place.

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