Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda /Life Hackery. & 32 for the garden to make your homegrown tomatoes sweeter and keep rabbits from eating your veggies

Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. So colorful!

Alternative Gardening: Heucheras for shady spots. Heuchera, commonly known as coral bells, can add a burst of color in your Colorado garden where you need a low growing plant in a variety of sun conditions.

List of Low Maintenance Plants

Low-maintenance Plants

List of low maintenance ground cover plants and landscaping plants.lord knows I need low maintenance!

WHEN TO PLANT  VEGGIES

Growing plants and food can be so overwhelming, use this simple chart. Growing Vegetables Chart with info about watering, fertilizing, growing seeds.

This is so neat! You put in your zip code, and it tells you what plants you should be planting now. You can even look ahead a few months to plan out your garden!

Gardening Calendar- Enter your zip code and it gives you a week by week calendar when to start seeds for your area.

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

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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 beet

Lemongrass: Repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It's a good companion plant with lavender.

5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants. 5 easy to grow mosquito repelling plants.

Must try this -- If you put a growing watermelon in a square container, it will grow into a square shape! I've heard this works with pumpkins too!

Want to grow square Watermelon. Yep you read it right. If you do, find a waterproof box and use it to put a small watermelon in with the lid open so the vines can grow out, takes all season but keeps pests away and makes a great square watermelon!

How to Grow Hydrangeas From Cuttings

How to Grow Hydrangeas From Cuttings

Love this idea - Free hydrangeas! How to grow hydrangeas from pieces you cut off. Pretty much works for any plant. Great for future knowledge, since apparently my green thumb is starting to shine!


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This is a genius website that plans your garden FOR YOU! You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do.

A website that plans your garden FOR YOU! You tell it where you live, it tells you what to plant and when, designs your garden for you, and gives you daily reminders of what to do. Maybe I would have a green garden with daily reminders

Mosquito-repelling plants for your deck.-- I need to remember for next summer!

How to Prevent Mosquitoes

A trio of mosquito repelling potted plants (citronella, aka West Indian lemongrass, catnip, & cascading geranium). Perfect for the back porch.

Three Dogs in a Garden: One Simple Change..coleus

Multicolored coleus -- shade-friendly, for when we finally do the front tree beds

How to plant garlic (one clove produces up to twenty more) – you can always have fresh garlic!

How to Grow Garlic

Soap Deli News: How to Grow Garlic Did you know that one clove or bulb of garlic, when planted, can produce up to an additional twenty cloves? So instead of tossing out your garlic that's started to sprout, plant it instead!

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. When planting tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Heucheras, the "new hostas" for shady spots. So colorful

10 Best Shade Garden Plants

Alternative Gardening: Heucheras for shady spots. Heuchera, commonly known as coral bells, can add a burst of color in your Colorado garden where you need a low growing plant in a variety of sun conditions.

how to grow shaped cucumbers. How fun would these be in a salad or in a jar of pickles!

Apparently there is something called a Japanese Cucumber Mold that you fit over a young cucumber. As it grows it fills into the mold and take it's shape! How fun would it be to have heart or star-shaped cucumbers in your salad?

Growing Cilantro - Sunset Sow seeds thickly in a wide, shallow container; then, as soon as plants are 3 to 4 inches tall and sporting a couple of cuttable leaves, use scissors to cut off some foliage for cooking as shown.  Shear from a different section of the container every time, rotating the pot as you go and never letting plants in any area mature. By the time you get back to the first section harvested, new leaves will have appeared.

A Better Way to Grow Cilantro

A better way to grow Cilantro. Try this method for a fast, continuous crop. Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door?

Plants and Flowers, The Big And White Elegant House With Some Kinds Of Flowers In The Back And What To Plant With Hydrangea That Look So Beautiful And Cute For Your House With White Flowers And Big Tree ~ What To Plant With Hydrangea That Has The Beautiful Flower In Your Garden

Front yard landscaping for next summer. ashleyryen Front yard landscaping for next summer. Front yard landscaping for next summer.

Careless Gardener: The top five plants for low maintenance gardens

Careless Gardener: The top five plants for low maintenance gardens . The top five plants for low maintenance gardens

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