Grow Your Own Vegetables

You don't have to be a farmer to grow your own vegetables. Bring fresh produce to the table and save some money.

Grow these easy veggies

  • Tomatoes
  • Bush beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Carrots

 

HOW TO: Drive away pests the natural way

Try these chemical-free tips for a healthier harvest.

  • Visit your pantry. Bury paper cups (cut down to about 1-inch tall) so their lip is level with the soil, and fill them with beer. Or toss coffee grounds around infested areas.
  • Use smell. Many pests don't like fragrant herbs such as mint, garlic and basil. Mix some of them with the rest of your plants.
  • Make noise. Hang aluminum cans around and in your garden.
  • Stick it to 'em. To ward off cutworms, push small sticks into the soil, right up against the seedling stems. Toothpicks, Popsicle sticks, straws and twigs all work.
  • Make a safe insecticide. Let a bar of Ivory soap sit in 2 cups of water overnight. Then remove the remaining soap, put the mixture in a spray bottle with ¼ cup of corn oil, shake and apply to infested leaves.

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