Pumpkin hammock - Each pumpkin vine had been trained up a metal pole, its lone fruit deposited on the net for safekeeping. The pumpkins, poised over a Lilliputian garden world (“hills of parsley, valleys of lettuces, rivers of origanum”), are meant to symbolize the daily course of the sun.
Understanding fertilizer numbers: The first number is the % of nitrogen (makes plant get good color and stimulates foliage growth).2nd number is the % of phosphorous (helps produce abundance of fruit/flowers), 3rd number is potassium (also in epson salts and banana skins) which helps build strong root systems. Garden fertilizer should be 14-14-14 while lawn fertilizer should be more like 26-5-5. Fast growing plants and lawns require larger amounts of nitrogen and shrubs/trees low amounts.
Mosquitoes hate garlic plants. This is due to their strong odor. It is advisable to plant garlic plants in the border areas of your garden. If you have a vegetable garden, do not plant garlic near parsley, peas, sage or beans. Garlic helps fruit trees, kohlrabi, tomatoes, peppers, egg plants, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and carrots grow better.
Keep a potato around until some eyes start growing on it. Slice a piece of the potato off where the eye is, and put it in a cup with water covering the potato, but not the eye. Soon, you'll have a potato plant sprouting up and you can plant it in the garden, or just watch it grow in the cup (no potatoes will grow in the cup, but the plant will grow and look good.)