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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.

1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water….spray on plant and then 10 days later. produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium… especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

6 Tips to growing healthy watermelons. It's well worth heeding these tips so that you can enjoy nutritious, delicious watermelon later on.

SWEET POTATOES IN BUSHEL BASKETS — a success!! Sweet potatoes may be the perfect crop for not-allowed vegetable gardens. The plants are lovely, with long, trailing vines and purple-tinged leaves. The late-summer flowers look like pale purple morning glories. unlike many vegetables, sweet potatoes continue to look glorious right until they're zapped by frost. A single plant will produce 1.5 – 2.5 pounds of edible roots. Outlaw Garden http://www.outlawgarden.com/2011/10/11/sweet-potatoes/

"Poison Ivy Killer: Prevent problems with poison ivy growing in your yard by adding 3 pounds of salt to a gallon of soapy water, and spraying the mixture on the leaves and stems of the poison ivy plants."

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Companion Planting

Companion Planting - What Not to Plant Together when Gardening

Natural bug spray for the garden. 1 gallon of water 2 cups of Dawn soap 2 cups of plain listerine type mouthwash 1 tsp cayenne pepper Mix together, put in a spray bottle. 10 Steps to Organic Gardening

I never realized how tricky it was to plant fruit trees, until I got older and started planting some of our own. There is so much to learn, and hopefully a few of these tips will help get you pointed in the right direction. If you’re wanting to plant an orchard, you’ll need to really plan it out ahead of time, making sure that all your trees have the right pollination. Here are 6 tips for planting & growing fruit trees.

Pest spray from natural ingredients. "I have been making this spray for more than 20 years--I don't remember where the idea came from--perhaps an old issue of Organic Gardening or Mother Earth News. I do know that the recipe works. "

DIY Free Plant Fertilizer - Banana Peels: Did you know the skins are rich in nutrients and can be turned into plant food? They can be used whole, chopped or blended and used in many ways to feed your garden. Lots of tips on saving money by reusing your food waste for healthier plants. | The Micro Gardener

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Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are sweeter when planted with sunflowers Good to know, I must try this!

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Quirky Tip of the Day {Gardening

Add sugar and Epson salt to the soil before planting will make the plant a lot lusher!

Which Garden Plants Grow Well Together? Check Out This Companion Planting Chart! also has square foot gardening planting guide

Brilliant - square foot gardening templates using muffin tins - Very clever indeed! I might try this with my carrots and lettuce this year.