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)
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.
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
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.