When growing tomatoes, to reduce the chance of disease,
clip the new growth at the bottom of the plant.
prevent black spot on roses, spray a mixture of one-teaspoon
baking soda and one quart water on the leaves.
watering your garden, place a jar or can in the middle to
see how much water your garden is getting.
you live in a dry climate don't use clay pots, use plastic.
In a humid climate use clay pots, not plastic. Clay absorbs
moisture and plastic doesn't.
need 5-6 hours of sun each day. Morning sun is best.
a clove of garlic in the soil by your potted plants to deter
bugs and worms.
weeds is much easier after it has rained.
mixture of dishwashing liquid, water and red pepper sprayed
on your plants will deter bugs.
repel slugs and cats, sprinkle chili powder around plants.
stop mint from spreading, plant in a plastic bucket with
the bottom cut out.
test large seeds, place the seeds in a bowl of water. The
fertile seeds will sink.
flowers early in the morning or late in the evening. Choose
half open blooms or buds.
planting annuals pinch off the blooms. Doing this will encourage
much more new growth.
A drop of vodka in the water will keep your tulips standing
your Roses with banana peels.
mitts make great gardening gloves for jobs like pruning.
you know old aquarium water is a great fertilizer.
bulbs in the fall for next spring. Bulbs can be planted
in layers using different sizes and types of bulbs. Plant
the largest bulbs six to eight inches deep. Add two to three
inches of soil and plant the medium size bulbs, then add
more soil and plant the smallest bulbs. Don't worry about
the bulbs being on top of each other, they will grow around
a tree is staked when planted, the stake should be removed
in one year. This will give the roots time to grow and support
shrubs in the fall just after the leaves have fallen off,
when the plant is dormant. The plant will respond best to
the move at this time.
all fallen fruit from under your fruit trees. If you leave
the fruit on the ground, it will attract insects that could
cause trouble next spring.