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Hanging Cantaloupe We like to experiment in the garden. This year, we made an arch from some old metal fencing and planted cantaloupe and honeydew at the edges. We pulled the vines over the arch and the melons hung down - it reminded me of disco balls. I thought for sure that the melons were going to fall as they got bigger, but they turned out great! The best part is they did not have that rotted "soft spot" from laying on the ground! What a fun way to grow melons! :O)

Hanging Cantaloupe We like to experiment in the garden. This year, we made an arch from some old metal fencing and planted cantaloupe and honeydew at the edges. We pulled the vines over the arch and the melons hung down - it reminded me of disco balls. I thought for sure that the melons were going to fall as they got bigger, but they turned out great! The best part is they did not have that rotted "soft spot" from laying on the ground! What a fun way to grow melons! :O)

How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe: 4 clues to look for to tell if your garden or store watermelon is red, ripe, and ready to pick.

How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe

How to Tell if a Watermelon is Ripe: 4 clues to look for to tell if your garden or store watermelon is red, ripe, and ready to pick.

Growing Honeydew Melon in Your Garden Can Be Rewarding - http://www.organicfarmingblog.com/growing-honeydew-melon-garden-rewarding/

Growing Honeydew Melon in Your Garden Can Be Rewarding - http://www.organicfarmingblog.com/growing-honeydew-melon-garden-rewarding/

Spirea 'Golden Flame' - are the flowers pink or purple?  Some pics look pink, but this one looks purple

Spirea 'Golden Flame' - are the flowers pink or purple? Some pics look pink, but this one looks purple

Learn how to grow peaches, nectarine and apricot trees with this guide from HGTV.

Guide to Growing Peach, Nectarine and Apricot Trees

I'm definitely growing vertical on trellises this year. While this isn't a trellis, this shows that even large fruits will grow well.

15 Excellent DIY Backyard Decoration & Outside Redecorating Plans 13 Painted Metal Barrels

I'm definitely growing vertical on trellises this year. While this isn't a trellis, this shows that even large fruits will grow well.

Bright blooms of chrysanthemums contain pyrethrum, which is frequently used in natural insect repellents and dog shampoo. The chemical can kill and repel ants, ticks, fleas, spider mites, roaches, Japanese beetles, and even bed bugs. This characteristic makes it a popular insect-repelling companion plant in vegetable gardens, but pots brimming with colorful mums are also a welcome addition to any outdoor seating areas.

10 Plants to Grow for a Pest-Proof Yard

Bright blooms of chrysanthemums contain pyrethrum, which is frequently used in natural insect repellents and dog shampoo. The chemical can kill and repel ants, ticks, fleas, spider mites, roaches, Japanese beetles, and even bed bugs. This characteristic makes it a popular insect-repelling companion plant in vegetable gardens, but pots brimming with colorful mums are also a welcome addition to any outdoor seating areas.

Since this is my first year of watermelon growing, this was a great page with info on the tips and ideas for having fresh, juicy watermelons~ Omnomnom

Since this is my first year of watermelon growing, this was a great page with info on the tips and ideas for having fresh, juicy watermelons~ Omnomnom

How to Prevent Southern Blight on Your Tomato Plants

How to Plant Tomatoes in Clay Soil

Fence for our Vegetable Garden

Fence for our Vegetable Garden

garden fence.... but would also be a cheap way to make a fenced in yard.... once you have it up, you plant things in front of the fence which grow and use the fence as a trellis... and you get privacy in the making. @Jessica Burgess LOL for the kids :o)

This week, I began my annual seed-buying and garden planning process.  What I really love to do is open up my huge seed container, and take out each type of seed, in turn, deciding how many more varieties I should purchase.  So, for instance, I’ll take all my cucumbers and lay them out, and note … Read More

A Simple Seed Viability Test

This week, I began my annual seed-buying and garden planning process. What I really love to do is open up my huge seed container, and take out each type of seed, in turn, deciding how many more varieties I should purchase. So, for instance, I’ll take all my cucumbers and lay them out, and note … Read More

Medicinal and culinary herbs almost seem to have been designed to grow in containers, and the sheer range of pots, troughs, and recycled artifacts that can be successfully used is limited only by your imagination.

Herbs in Containers

Medicinal and culinary herbs almost seem to have been designed to grow in containers, and the sheer range of pots, troughs, and recycled artifacts that can be successfully used is limited only by your imagination.