When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

Stop Buying Avocados. Here’s How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Small Pot at Home 2

Stop Buying Avocados. Here’s How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Small Pot at Home 2

To help them get established the first year you start them, pinch off the first set of blossoms up until July then allow the blossoms to grow so you can enjoy a Fall harvest. Next year you can enjoy the harvest in both Spring  Fall (no need to pinch off any blossoms)

To help them get established the first year you start them, pinch off the first set of blossoms up until July then allow the blossoms to grow so you can enjoy a Fall harvest. Next year you can enjoy the harvest in both Spring Fall (no need to pinch off any blossoms)

Succulent Wood Frame Right Side - LU-1062

Succulent Wood Frame Right Side

Asparagus is one of the tastiest, easiest vegetables you can grow. A little work up front pays off with years of good eating. Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

Asparagus is one of the tastiest, easiest vegetables you can grow. A little work up front pays off with years of good eating. Find out how to plant and manage this quintessential spring crop.

Saving Vegetables Seeds: Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Beans - LivingGreenAndFrugally.com

Saving Vegetables Seeds: Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Beans - LivingGreenAndFrugally.com

Plant BFFs. 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 basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.

Plant BFFs. 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 basilmakes tomatoes even tastier.

How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.

How to grow watermelons: They do not like "wet feet" but they need at least an in of water each wk. You can trellis up watermelon plants, and once the plants set fruit, support the burgeoning melons with slings, which can be made with cheesecloth, nylon stockings, or old T-shirts. If the sling completely covers the fruit, it provides protection from insects. In addition to saving space, trellising improves air circulation and helps prevent disease.

Ingenious gardening tricks----Sprinkle cinnamon on soil after planting seeds to kill fungus and mould.

Ingenious gardening tricks----Sprinkle cinnamon on soil after planting seeds to kill fungus and mould.

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