How to grow your own veggies

Posted at 11:15 AM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 11:15:17-04

When it comes to vegetables, fresh is best!  And with Summer around the corner, what better way to eat right than from your own garden.  Anne Uecker and Megan Couri, Co-Founders of stopped by the PIX11 Morning News with simple advice on how to grow your own vegetables.

Anne and Megan’s tips include:

-Bury half the tomato plant below soil

-Remove leaves between main stem and leaf branch

-Citrus Oil Spray acts as organic pesticide

-On average, tomatoes take 70 days to harvest

-Plant 5 cucumber seeds on a mound

-Plants need at least 1-inch of water per week

-On average, cucumbers take 60 days to harvest

-The more you pick herbs the more they will produce

-You can remove up to 40% of the herb at a time

Citrus Oil Spray Recipe:
Orange, Lemon or Other Citrus Peel contains Limonene and Linalool that kills bugs
1. Steep (let soak) 1 to 2 Orange peels with 2 to 4 cups of boiling water for 15mins
2. Turn off the heat and continue to let the peels soak for 24hrs
3. Strain out the peels and use resulting oil
4. Optional* Add a couple drops of dish soap
5. Put liquid in spray bottle. Good on all plants indoor and outdoor. Use as needed