Martha Stewart Living, March 2002 Homemade, nonchemical spray to keep slugs and aphids away. One peeled onion, two peeled garlic cloves, and one teaspoon cayenne pepper in the jar of a blender. Add three cups of water, and blend until smooth. Let the mixture sit overnight, strain the liquid into a spray bottle, and coat plants generously.
Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand. - ruggedthug
Parisian Carrots, a great little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. It excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly. They say it works great for containers.