1. If the weather is getting cold and you have tomatoes still ripening on the vine, save your tomatoes! all you have to do is pull the plant out and bring them inside to a warm dry place. Hang them up, and the tomatoes will ripen on the vine. All ready to eat in the next few days!
2. Companion planting: is an excellent way to improve your garden nutrition levels and fight the pests naturally! Marigolds are a great companion flower.
3. Always loosing your garden tools mysteriously, just paint the handles of your garden tools a bright colour than just green. This will help you find them among your plants.
4. Compost needs time to integrate and stabilize in the soil. Apply two to three weeks prior to planting.
5. HOW: To mix compost in your existing soil without hurting your back so much – Spread the compost over your garden evenly in the late fall, after all the harvesting is done. Cover with a winter mulch such as hay or chopped leaves and let nature do the rest of its magic! By spring, the melting snow and soil organisms will have worked the compost in for you.
6. Static about starting to grow vegetables but have little garden space? Here is a Tip: Grow your vegetables vertically up the trellis or fence by training them. these vegetables are great for this plan: melons, squash, and cucumbers.
7. Insects can’t stand plants such as garlic, onions, chives and chrysanthemums. Grow these plants around the garden to help repel insects.
8. Water your garden in the early morning to conserve moisture loss and to help avoid powdery mildew and other pests/diseases as they spread by high humidity levels.