Spray pepper plants with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups).    That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit.    Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.

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spray the plant with epsom salts 1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). that gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. spray them again 10 days later.

Summer project: A beautiful way to display your garden and plants in the backyard!

Pathways Design Ideas for Home and Garden

Great for a new garden look! Add this wooden vertical gardening to your backyard fence! -- vertical gardening ideas with wooden fence. Another perfect way to grow strawberries!

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 . . .

Sweeter Cucumber Tip

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.

Raspberries will grow happily in a container on your patio. Great idea for any vine berries- will keep them from completely taking over.

Raspberries will grow happily in a container on your patio. The compact, thornless Raspberry Shortcake is part of the Brazelberries collection of Fall Creek Farm in Oregon. Great idea for any vine berries- will keep them from completely taking over.

Cucumber growing tips

Want to grow cucumbers in your garden? I know I'll be using these gardening tips for growing cucumbers in my own garden. I love that you can grow cucumbers in containers or vertically on a trellis to conserve space.

giant allium amidst ornamental grasses

Mexican Feather Grass - (Nassella tenuissima) and allium. love the idea of using grass to hide allium stalks! my-green-thumb

How To Grow Strawberries In Your Backyard

Growing Your Own Strawberry Patch

Plant seedling strawberry plants in September for next Springs crop. Try a flower tower with spinach, or tomatoes, cucumbers, and gourds. Cover with straw during cold winter winds.

The Cottage Market: 30+ Herb Garden Ideas Everything you need to know about how and when to plant herbs.

Herb Gardens 30 great Herb Garden Ideas

DIY Deck / herb garden using wine boxes.okay, first get the lovely deck.then the wine boxes. THEN get the herbs! I'm in LOVE!

How to Grow Blueberries at Home - Growing the Superfruit

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Tips for growing bell peppers

If rainbow colors are your thing then plant some bell peppers. You can get a color burst of peppers from one variety. 'Islander' is a chameleon, turning green, yellow, purple, orange and red

10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners- New to Gardening - Start Here @ Common Sense Homesteading

How to Start a Garden – 10 Steps to Gardening for Beginners

10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners- New to Gardening - Start Here @ Common Sense Homesteading. Boy do I need this! is my favorite website to refer to for many things!

#garden gorgeous...  while this is shown in someone's backyard, this definitely could be done in your front yard if you have a large tree..... usually it seems like most houses do.... then you could buy (or build if you are inclined to do it) a round garden seat for the tree and then place some potted flowers on it the seat as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dream Decks

Arch with Rosa 'Adélaide d'Orléans', wooden bench around tree (Aunt Shirley had a tree bench like this in Delta)

How to grow raspberries

tips to help care for a backyard raspberry plant Osborne McElwee Osborne McElwee Reichenbach

Growing Cucumbers - Grow it along with Nasturtiums, radishes, marigolds, sunflowers, peas, beets, carrots, and Dill. It helps ground beetles. Avoid planting with Tomato and Sage. To save space cucumbers can be grown in hanging baskets as they take a lot of space on ground.

Growing Cucumbers - To save space cucumbers can be grown in hanging baskets as they take a lot of space on ground.

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