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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money

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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money
I like container gardening for several reasons: you can get really creative with plants; they are portable; easy to arrange in clusters or alone in your landscaping; and the containers can be decorative or plain, whichever you prefer. I personally grow my vegetables in containers then I can move them into the shade or sun to avoid problems. Potting soil gets expensive and since I have a lot of containers, I’m always looking for ways to save money. I found a basic recipe for soil in the Fa...
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Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Growing Vegetables in Containers
My 17-year-old son and I like to grow vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers). It has been our project every summer since he was a little boy. The problem is that in my current backyard I have all shade (north facing) but my front yard is full sun (south facing). Container gardening is my answer to this problem. It’s easy, affordable and it offers you greater control. I line my pots in front of my garage. They get protection from the weather and still have a sunny exposure. I have di...
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Pest-repelling Plants

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Pest-repelling Plants
A gardener's dream would be to have a garden that can care for itself, but that is just a dream. Every garden needs tending, but there are a few things that you can do to make your work a little easier, including selecting plants for your garden to help control insect pests. Certain plants attract beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects  (ladybugs and praying mantis) prey on pests that damage your garden. Using plants to control pests cuts down on your workload and ...
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