"""Put strawberry plants in concrete blocks edging a garden."""" --------->Put plants that naturally repell garden pests like marigolds? Also, cinderblock beds a good idea for around fence. Maybe use concrete stain to make them more natural looking?
Mini greenhouse ~ Cut the bottom off a gallon milk jug and when a cold snap is in the forecast, place the jug over your plant, to keep warm in early Spring and Fall. AND 25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tool Ideas
Sweet Peas and Pumpkins: Homemade Earth-Friendly Weed Preventer --- gal vinegar, lemon juice, 1 tbsp dish soap. Safe enough for the kids to use! Also, good ideas on getting rid of ants in the comments.