Rue -- herb fruit flies hate, tuck around produce. Also repels rabbits & deer away from the garden.

carnivorous string garden - great for in the kitchen during fruit fly season...

17 Apart: How To: Propagate & Regrow Rosemary Cuttings. Start about 6 right now and give as gift at Christmas time

"Potted meyer lemon trees are easy to grow and produce luscious fruit. I get over 100 lemons off of my potted tree every year"

To ensure pollination of your raspberries, build a simple orchard mason bee house by drilling holes in a 4x4 and giving it a shingle-roof overhang. Secure the house to a sunny trellis pole, and the bees will come.

Tips For Getting Rid Of Gnats. I had no idea these plant/fungus gnats caused damage to the plant. Definitely getting rid of these guys!

Melon and squash cradles: raises melons and squash off the soil for even ripening while increasing air circulation underneath fruit to prevent rot

Living for the Zombie Apocalypse, this may be the cleverest thing I have ever seen. Effing FLOORED. OFF THE GRID! @Nicole LaRace

❤ We’ve been doing some research into plants that repel pests and have compiled a list of 10 plants that can be planted together with other plants as a simple form of insect control. ❤

Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes. The strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away - very functional patio plant.

Herb garden

How to plant garlic (one clove produces up to twenty more) - you can always have fresh garlic!

26 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes GREAT ARTICAL - Lemon Grass is the #1 recommended plant to grow in the landscape and in containers to use around your patio, deck or outdoor living spaces to repel mosquitoes during the summer.

Use Irish Spring to keep out #garden pests - including squirrels, deer, and mice! #DIY #organic deterrent.

Growing your own medicine - this lady gives tons of info on medicinal herbs! Which ones, what they're good for, how to grow and how to prepare them

Repurposed tea tins make great herb planters in an eclectic kitchen http://www.myhomerocks.com/2012/03/indoor-herb-gardens-and-salad-walls/

Don't let those pests ruin your Outdoor Entertaining! Check out these 3 mosquito repelling plants, and enjoy the rest of Summer.

Lavender is a very popular evergreen herb that is native to the Mediterranean, South-western Europe and neighbouring parts of Africa and Asia. It has been in use for millennia as [...]

Nontoxic Pest Control in the Garden Scatter crushed eggshell around your plants and flowers to help deter plant-eating slugs, snails and cutworms without using eco-unfriendly pesticides. Also, deer hate the smell of eggs, so scattering eggshells around the flowerbed will help keep Bambi away from your begonias.

...to keep DEER away from your garden, hang the bar of soap in a nylon stocking from a bush or tree..Organic Pest Control - Irish Spring Soap seems to work the best. I'm going to have to try this.