Simple aphid control - something yellow covered in vaseline. Hmmm, must keep this in mind to try.

Simple aphid control - something yellow covered in vaseline. Hmmm, must keep this in mind to try.

If you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine. by carol.hasky

If you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine. by carol.hasky

How To Regrow Your Veggies From Scraps  http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/how-to-regrow-your-veggies-from-scraps?cid=soc_Rodale%2527s%2520Organic%2520Life%2520-%2520Rodale%2527s%2520Organic%2520Life%2520-%2520RodalesOrganicLife_FBPAGE_Rodale%2527s%2520Organic%2520Life__

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How to Grow Asparagus,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.

How to Grow Asparagus,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.

Killing Aphids with Soap. HOMEMADE INSECTICIDAL SOAP CONCENTRATE 1/4 cup grated soap (I use Fels-Naptha, but Ivory or other real soap - see above - will work) 4 cups hot water Stir soap into water until dissolved. Store in a jar until ready to use. To dilute for plant use: Add 1 tsp. concentrate per 4 cups (32 oz.) of water. Pour solution into a spray bottle. This soap is a contact poison - spray directly onto the aphids. It will not harm your plants.

Killing Aphids with Soap. HOMEMADE INSECTICIDAL SOAP CONCENTRATE 1/4 cup grated soap (I use Fels-Naptha, but Ivory or other real soap - see above - will work) 4 cups hot water Stir soap into water until dissolved. Store in a jar until ready to use. To dilute for plant use: Add 1 tsp. concentrate per 4 cups (32 oz.) of water. Pour solution into a spray bottle. This soap is a contact poison - spray directly onto the aphids. It will not harm your plants.

This Skyscraper Garden features climbing Trombone zucchini (from left), Early Cascade tomatoes and Orient Express climbing cucumbers. Not all plants will grow in this manner.  Associated Press

This Skyscraper Garden features climbing Trombone zucchini (from left), Early Cascade tomatoes and Orient Express climbing cucumbers. Not all plants will grow in this manner. Associated Press

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.

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.

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