natural bug spray Brew a pot of coffee and let it cool. Pour into spray bottle and spray on plants. It freaks out the bugs and gives your plants (if they are the type that need it) a tiny shot of nitrogen.
How to Prune Lavender - never prune in fall or winter and never cut back to the ground. Prune in spring and early summer after first leaf buds emerge to cut out dead wood and then prune again just after flowers fade - deadhead and shape plants then, leave at least 3 - 5 leaf nods below each flower spike, when shaping, leave at least 5 obvious nodes above the ground where new growth can emerge
How To Grow Bell Peppers Successfully "By August 1, we stop picking the immature green peppers and wait for them to turn their vibrant colors. Let a pepper go to its full color and the texture is smoother and the sugars really develop."