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Gardening In Small Spaces

How to Start a Garden - Clementine Daily

How to Start a Garden - Clementine Daily

Natural Pesticides for Plants. They are cheap and easy to make and these are as effective as some commercial pesticides on the market.

Natural Pesticides for Plants

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

the newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. by that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. it’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

Manscaping, Phase 2 : A Guest Post from Aaron
  • Terri Thomas

    I also use this to start new beds: In the fall, I cover the area where I want the new bed with a thick layer of newspaper, then put topsoil on top. When spring arrives the bed is ready for planting and I didn't have to remove the sod. As long as you are patient and plan ahead, it is a really easy way to do it.

  • RobandJackie Parker

    me too, it's the only way to go!