Explore Vegetable Gardening, Bumble Bees and more!

The tubular yellow flowers of diervilla are a source of nectar and pollen for bumble bees and other native pollinators.

You do not need to be a native plant purist to understand the importance of including native plants in an ecologically functional garden. The four native shrubs discussed below provide colorful flowers and fruits for the gardener’s enjoyment as well.

Planting for honey bees - Bees welcome here!

How to create a bee-friendly garden

Current farming practices leave bees without enough food year-round. Help give bees something on which to thrive and plant some of these. How to create a bee-friendly garden!

Flowers to plant in your garden to help the bees keep doing their thing!

hannah-rosengren: “ Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here! by Hannah Rosengren, ”

De-suckering tomatoes - Make sure you do this with your tomato plants everyone! You will get bigger and better tomotoes!

For healthy plants and large, high-quality tomatoes, those suckers ought to go: De-suckering tomato vines

punch holes with a nail into the lid of a small milk carton and use as a watering can

30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

Can you say brilliant? Way to upcyle a milk jug into a watering can. stonesy Can you say brilliant? Way to upcyle a milk jug into a watering can. Can you say brilliant? Way to upcyle a milk jug into a watering can.

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EDIBLE LANDSCAPING Most of the foods we grow are annuals. In other words, each winter, annuals die and must be replanted in the spring. Perennials, on the other hand, will keep coming back year after year. Here are some delicious perennials to plant now.

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Here is a simple tried and true tip for having the sweetest cucumbers in town .If you want your cucumbers to be sweeter simply plant them alongside sunflowers. As they grow, the cucumber tendrils will use the heavy sunflower stalks for climbing support and youll have the sweetest cucumbers youve ever eaten. - add it to the sunflower fort.

Cucumbers grown in the wrong conditions can become bitter or tasteless. Plant them alongside sunflowers. As they grow, the cucumber tendrils will use the heavy sunflower stalks for climbing support and you'll have the sweetest cucumbers you've ever eaten.

Epsom salt use for the garden

Spraying epsom salt on plants boosts magnesium supply to plants and increases yield. Spraying 1 tablespoon of epsom salt mix with of water twice with 10 days gap could be used for good results. Tomatoes, peppers and rose can benefit extraordinarily

Easy composting. Great microbial activity, promotes earthworms.

Good info on storing food scraps until ready to go and Easy composting - trenching and raised bed integration. Great microbial activity which promotes earthworms, gives you amazing soil that you could never buy anywhere else and reduces waste.

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