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    Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier links to great gardening with kids ideas

    Ten mistakes new herb gardeners make (and how to avoid them!)

    101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You....super good list!

    The Secret to Long-Lasting Cut Hydrangea Blooms ~ Says: I was given a helpful tip from the flower vendor at our local farmer’s market

    Growing Cucumbers - Grow it along with Nasturtiums, radishes, marigolds, sunflowers, peas, beets, carrots, and Dill. It helps ground beetles. Avoid planting with Tomato and Sage. To save space cucumbers can be grown in hanging baskets as they take a lot of space on ground.

    Grow star and heart cucumbers.

    Grow Onions from Discarded Onion Bottoms - never be without onions again

    What makes strawberries sour - Tips for growing sweeter strawberries.

    Apparently cucumbers tend to take over other plants, so they should be grown by themselves. Who knew? This is from a great blog- 100 Days of Real Food

    All-Terrain Landscaper's Wagon my favorite cart for gardening

    try cherry or grape tomatoes growing upside down and basil, rosemary, &/or oregano growing on top

    Spalding Gardening Calendar - Month by Month! // Great Gardens Ideas

    The Homestead Garden | Everything you need to know about growing carrots | #prepbloggers #growyourown #carrots

    Amazing Organic Weed Killer Spray. 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 c table salt 1/2 tsp Dawn liquid dish soap Mix and pour into a spray bottle Spray weeds thoroughly. It makes 1/2 gallon for around $6.40 It worked better than Round Up killed the weeds on first application. The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe to use a yard used by pets @ MyHomeLookBookMyHomeLookBook

    Growing Cucumbers, How to Grow Cucumbers and Planting Cucumbers

    Cornmeal - Natural Weed Killer - 9 Ways to a No-Weeds Garden - Bob Vila

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    7 Simple Strategies for a Successful Beginner Vegetable Garden

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    Log Planter - use a hollowed out log or stump as a planter -cute in front of the vechiles or by the wall