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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. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.

from Better Homes and Gardens

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.

from DIY & Crafts

Follow These 10 Steps to Get 50-80 Pounds of Tomatoes from Every Plant You Grow

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from Ignorance is Bliss

How to Build your Own PVC Tomato Cage

from Cool Creativities

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

Coffee grounds provide an unlimited source of nutrients for your garden . . . Ø       They hold moisture Ø       They are free Ø       They smell good Ø       They contain Nitrogen-Phosphate-Potassium (N-P-K) and other trace minerals Ø       They help keep slugs away from plants Ø       They repel ants Ø       Earthworms LOVE them Ø       They add acidity to the soil

from Natural Living Ideas

25 Herbs, Vegetables & Plants You Can Grow In Water

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.