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Growing and harvesting lavender.Love lavender, the way it looks. the way it smell. And the directions say I can grow it on my small patio.

How to plan an inviting apartment patio for summer.

There are some plants that give off a scent that repels those bugs and keeps them away from your precious produce. Such plants – like marigolds and the borage herb plant – are very effective at keeping those pests away from your tomato plants. Plant th

How to prune basil so it grows bushy and doesn't get laggy and nonproductive.

One of the tastiest treats from the garden has to be fresh pesto. You can get my recipe for fresh pesto here . With this goal in mind I pl.

The 16 Best Plants To Grow Indoors

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors If you have a sunny window (or two, or five) and a bit of extra time on your hands, then you’re capable of growing your own food right at home. Read on for our roundup of 16 easy, healthy plants to cul

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How to grow garlic from a clove #Organic Gardening | Organic Gardening

How to grow garlic - plant after frost before ground freezes - elephant garlic actually a leek and better suited for warmer climates. Would love to have really fresh garlic!

How to Easily Propagate Basil from Cuttings

How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings

I love growing herbs! Propagating basil is really just as simple as cutting, stripping the lower leaves and keeping it in a water for a few weeks. Voila, a ready to plant basil and the mother plant will usually benefit from the trim.

Royal Empress Tree. Grows 10-15 ft per year. Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.

Royal Empress Tree - grows ft/year Empress Tree Facts: Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season Rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico

10 weird gardening hacks that keep pests away and improve growth

Vertical growing allows almost any gardener to find a space for melons. There are many advantages of going vertical with your melon vines. the garden can be trellised to take up no more than a 3 foot wide "footprint" of garden space.

Square watermelons anyone? :)

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!

Seed Starters (of shredded paper & water in blender, drain off excess water & line muffin tins.  Bake 220 for an hour or so until completely dry)

Seed Starters out of Paper Pulp - Shredded paper, water, blender and a muffin tin. Seed starters dry & ready for some soil!


Garden structures: A trellis -- whether simple or elaborate -- can play many roles

Five Easy Trellis Ideas, and Trellis Growing Tips. Great for growing vertical gardens and maximizing small spaces.

Everything you ever wanted to know about growing Strawberries at home.

"Whether you choose straw (as in this garden) or black plastic, mulch is a must to keep fruit clean. Here you can see berries in various stages of growth, from flower to green to ripe.