Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
Watering Tomatoes - Tomatoes and their need for water
See this guy's brilliant trick for growing a bumper tomato crop! > - It's time to try this! I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches.
Get more food from better soil with less water with raised beds. Landscape designer Linda Chisari shares her design (and materials list), along with advice on sizing and adding a convenient irrigation system.
Growing your own food can be not only an educational experience, but a rewarding one as well. This raised garden bed is one we currently have in our backyard, and it has yielded us plenty of fresh vegetables for the past 3 years. If you are looking to build your own backyard garden this spring, this raised garden bed is the perfect design.