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Need a green thumb


Need a green thumb

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Getting rid of ants in the garden. Ants feasting on powdered sugar mixed with borax & water! This works. They take the borax back to all the ants and when they ingest it. It kills them.

Getting rid of ants in the garden. Ants feasting on powdered sugar mixed with borax & water! This works. They take the borax back to all the ants and when they ingest it. It kills them.

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Very good to know! 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.

8 Indoor Air Purifying Herbs - The follow herbs can suck almost 90% of VOCs out of your room and leave you with pure, filtered air: Rosemary Lavender Basil Mint Jasmine Geranium Coffee plant Woodbine

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

Adding a few copper coins to your birdbath will prevent algae from growing! If you use pennies, make sure they are pre-1982.

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.

Plants to have in your flower beds that will deter mosquitos

Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

"My Dad always edged like this....fun to see it on Pinterest." How to edge flower beds like a pro | Funky Junk Interiors

How to edge flowerbeds like a pro! via Funky Junk Interiors

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Self made Miracle Grow. Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener, use about 1 Tablespoon in a 1 to 1 ratio but I don’t really measure it. You can also dissolve 1 Tablespoon into a gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,... all veggies. If you have already planted I would sprinkle around the plant and water it in good. :) (willing to try it!)

So many pinners call this guy their new gardener, he must be very popular... Good gardener probably.

Sample Landscape Plans

Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease...works for tomato plants too.

Tomato plants like deep watering. Why waste water when you can make a simple reservoir delivery system. Neat idea. The photo says it all.

If you want to grow a sweet potato vine plant, all you need to do is to follow the next steps. Its easy and inexpensive to grow!

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Plant Thyme in areas where grass won't grow. Like this for front walk, smells so good!

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