I need to remember this for next year when planting my patio pots

Self watering hanging basket - because I never remember til it is too late

Tomato plant irrigation - must do this for our tomatoes this year!

LOVE this for outside when we finally get our patio set up and have a dinner out there with friends. :)

The top 10 container plants that repel mosquitoes..put these on decks, patios!

This really works - 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.

Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rustoleum's Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.

Plant lemon seeds from your lemons! Lemon leaves smell so good. Awesome for kitchen, bathroom, or any place in the house.

Alternative Gardning: How to Make a Petunia Tower

Indoor Tulips . . . Step 1 - Fill a glass container about 1/3 of the way with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Clear glass will enable you to watch the roots develop . . . Step 2 - Set the tulip bulb on top of the marbles or stones; pointed end UP. Add a few more marbles or rocks so that the tulip bulb is surrounded but not covered (think support). . .Step 3 - Pour fresh water into the container. The water shouldn't touch the bulb, but it should be very close, so that the roots will grow i...

Sprinkle coffee grounds around your vegetables before you water them, you will be activating slow-release nitrogen that will help them grow faster and fuller. Slugs don't like them either!

Starting a rose bush and other plants from a cutting (slip)

Make your old plastic bottles an auto water device for your veggies or house plants.

DIY: Grow A Lemon Seed Indoor Plant •Soak lemons seeds overnight. •Gently remove outer layer of seeds. •Put back into water as you prepare soil. •Plant lemon seeds in a circle pattern. •Place small pebbles on top of seeds. •Water occasionally and watch it grow Read more at http://brandsmart.com.au/diy-grow-lemon-seed-indoor-plant/#mIpsd33QVgtv0zid.99

Superb Potted plants

31 plants that repel mosquitoes! I have basil, lemon balm and catmint. They are in large pots on our front porch... Basil is on one end, cat mint on the other and the lemon balm in the middle of our front porch!

Proper crop rotation keeps soil full of nutrients, which keeps plants strong and productive. Unfortunately, many amateur farmers make the terrible mistake of not replenishing the soil after harvesting. This chart gives a good idea of what to plant from year to year. Of course, the vegetables that are grown have to be compatible with the location of the garden itself.

citronella or west indian lemongrass - mosquito repelling plants...I need to remember this...

tomato plant pruning-- I just let mine grow wild in cages (inexperienced tomato-grower). Will keep this for next year.

Eggshells in the garden: deter slugs and are a great source of calcium for fast growing plants!