Always add manure, compost or leaves.
Very quickly, the worst soil becomes workable and fertile.
Compost vegetable trimmings, leaves, etc.
Use well-rotted compost as mulch.
In the fall, turn manure or compost into the garden.
Have no room for food crops?
Try incorporating vegetables and fruits with the ornamentals.
Grow herbs and pole beans in the window box.
Twine grape vines around an archway or arbor.
Use blue berries or currants as foundation or border plantings.
Plant attractive vegetables, like chard or carrots, with the flowers.
Use a Native American circle plan.
Make your own seed tape using newspaper
and flour paste (great for small seeds).
Great taste, Good Looks
Try something new - an Asian eggplant, unusual herb,
or old-fashioned flower. For example, the dramatic
'Love Lies A-Bleeding,' or 'Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate."
Sow flower seeds thickly, and thin the seedlings.
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