Country Lore: Gardening Ideas to Preserve Plant Health

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ILLUSTRATION: ANDREI/FOTOLIA
Follow our gardening ideas so you won't be providing food and shelter to this happy fellow.

Here are a few gardening ideas that have helped me in the past.

• To prevent vegetable worms from eating your tomato and other food plants, plant some dill nearby.
• Asparagus stalks will stay
firm and fresh for two weeks if the ends are wrapped in wet
tissue paper.
• To heal a broken flower stem, slice a clear
drinking straw down one side, place straw over the injured
stem, and seal it with tape. The stem should heal in a few
days and be as good as new.

Elva M. Pate
Windsor NC