Making Hypertufa Troughs for miniature gardens
Tree Stump Removal - Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves This is a MUST!
Planting tomatoes with a couple of aspirin and some crushed chicken egg shells. The aspirin is to help jump start the plant's immune system. I'll put three or four crushed egg shells into the hole as well. The eggs supply a nice calcium boost, which will help prevent blossom end rot, that nasty brown patch on the bottom of tomatoes that lack calcium (the fish head bones and bone meal also help with that).
Vinegar: Rid your garden of bugs and aphids by spraying your plants with a solution of vinegar and water. 1 cup vinegar to a gallon of water. Vinegar is a natural pesticide so you can get rid of many critters by using a solution mixed with water.
A pinner wrote, "The hardest part about gardening is planning for the future and waiting. Meanwhile, this looks like a good way to get some immediate colour and fun and use up those ugly cinderblocks. Wonder how the lime will affect the plants.Gardens!!!"
How to Grow Asparagus: Get it right and crops will grow for 20 years.
A pinner wrote, "Grow your own green onions...much faster than celery. Next time you buy green onions, save the bulbs and toss it in a jar of water. You'll have a whole new bunch in 12 days."
Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.
Gardening Tip - Put Epsom salts and sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener.
Homemade Weed Killer Here is what you will need: 1 gallon of white vinegar 1/2 cup salt Liquid dish soap (any brand) Empty spray bottle Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap. This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
Inexpensive non-toxic homemade weed killer to control weeds in your garden.