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    Organic natural pest control. Ladybugs to keep the aphids in check for our organic tomato garden.

    Harvesting Chives: Cut the leaves with scissors, starting at the outside of the plant and working your way to the center. Leave approximately 2 to 3 inches of leaves remaining on the plant.

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    Keeping squash from getting out of control. Whether it's yellow crookneck or zucchini, it's only got a 2' x 2' space allotted to grow in if it wants to grow in my garden. Upside down tomato cages are used to keep the leaves from sprawling out everywhere, which is quite effective - at least in my experience. Daily attention is needed to make this happen though, as the leaves must be kept inside.

    Growing and processing your own Stevia

    drying and storing stevia leaves! "You can also make your own liquid stevia extract by adding a cup of warm water to 1/4 cup of fresh, finely-crushed stevia leaves. This mixture should set for 24 hours and then be refrigerated."

    Grow your own Stevia - cheap, delicious, natural, low calorie, non-cavity-promoting arnd, well, sweet. Stevia is all of these things and more. Its a bushy green plant you can grow yourself and when the leaves are dried they are incredibly sweet like sugar. They make a great addition to tea, lemonade, even baking. Everyone should grow it. Heres how.

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    Continuous cilantro method

    Another pinner said, "BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle."

    Freeze banana peels and then blend up the peel to use as plant food for rose bushes....who knew that roses LOVE!!!! banana peel?!

    Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.


    Alfalfa sprouts

    Just Me...: Growing Alfalfa Sprouts

    home grown alfalfa sprouts

    DIY: Alfalfa Sprouts

    Cilantro grows best in wide shallow bowls, instead of taller pots.

    This really works - we did it for our raised beds and regular garden, no weeds for two years!! The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

    Red ball coated wtih glue and hung in apple tree to keep bug off apples....& other insect control ideas. Boil 1 qt. corn syrup & 1 qt. water to create a non drying sweet glue to spread with a paintbrush over colored construction paper as "Glue Traps" for insects Pink, blue or yellow flourescent works well.