'Indigo Rose' Purple Tomatoes developed by Oregon State University using conventional crossing and selection techniques NOT genetically engineered. These were developed to have an abundance of anthocyanins which belong to a class of flavonoids that are considered powerful antioxidants. I want some of these in my garden soon! Click on the pic for a link to the article to read more detailed info.
Angelonia Serena – a tough plant that blooms all summer long with blooms that resemble a snapdragon. Angelonia loves the hot, dry conditions of summer, are resistant to disease, & make great cut flowers. They are compact enough for both container and border plantings. If you are searching for a prolific blooming, hot weather (but humid tolerant) plant, give Angelonia a whirl.
Tutorial to grow potatoes in towers.. Reasons why it seems like a good idea : 1. It saves space by getting the crop to grow up rather than sprawling out in the ground. 2. It requires no digging 3. The yield is supposedly two to three times greater 4. The plant grows and its stem lengthens 5. Give the stem more height to grow and it will, increasing the space for stolons and thus tubers. 6. It can be more water intensive
Rid your garden of bugs and aphids by spraying your plants with a solution of vinegar and water. 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar is a natural pesticide so you can get rid of many critters by using a solution mixed with water.
Epsom Salts for the Garden. Are the leaves on your tomatoes or pepper plants turning yellow? Want more blooms on your rose bushes? Wondering why your lawn is looking brown? Boost plants and grass with Epsom salt, high in magnesium and sulfur. Helps plants grow greener with higher yields and more blooms. This site tells you how much to use for type and size of plant or square footage of ground.
Building a Living Fence
Fill pot with 2" of soil then place one uncracked raw egg in the pot. As it decomposes, it will serve as a natural fertilizer.
Great tip! Before gardening/yard work, drag your nails across a bar of soap, claw-like. The soapy buildup will protect the area under the nail bed from a soily invasion. Once you are done mucking about in the dirt you’ll find that washing up is a breeze!