GENIUS! Rinse vegetables right in the garden. And use leftovers to water the plants!
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raised-bed gardening idea
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.
Crushed egg shells in the garden
One pinner said,"THIS IS THE BEST TOMATO INSTRUCTION PAGE I'VE FOUND. IT'S THE CLOSEST I'VE FOUND TO MY GRANDDAD'S WAY OF PLANTING TOMATOES." I MUST DO THIS NEXT YEAR!!!
"To test if your soil is acidic, just add some baking soda to your soil. If it fizzes, you’ve got acidic soil. -To test if your soil is alkaline simply sprinkle some vinegar on a handful of dirt. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline." Hmmmm
Desperate Gardener: Grandma's Secret Weapons
layering illustration for perennial plant propagation.
Garden: Raised Bed - The Fresh Exchange
My neighbour has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works. - I'm gonna try this.