Self-watering containers make growing fruits and veggies a breeze and are ideal for gardening in small spaces. Construct your own reliable waterer with a few easily scavenged materials and about an hour’s worth of time. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
How to make seed balls – great for reclaiming derelict areas with thin or poor soil, making them ideal tools for guerrilla gardening. Especially useful for tossing into empty or neglected lots. Best thrown just before a rainy spell to ensure germination
Grow potatoes in a laundry basket.--I bought the laundry baskets at a local dollar store (I have 2 baskets). I filled the baskets with about of soil & compost, then put a seed potato into each basket (each potato was cut.
Plants have best friends just like people do: Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles. oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles