Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups).    That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit.    Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.

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Spray the plant with Epsom salts (1 teaspoon dissolved in a spray bottle of warm water (about 4 cups). That gives the pepper plant a boost of magnesium that is required at flowering time to produce fruit. Spray them again 10 days later and in a few weeks, our expert friends report, you will have more peppers than you can eat.

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.

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.

Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

Sweeten your tomatoes by sprinkling baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants.

How to tell when your Carrots, squash, melons, onions, peppers and other veggies are ready to harvest! Great guide for beginners!

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How to tell when your Carrots, squash, melons, onions, peppers and other veggies are ready to harvest! Great guide for beginners!

Growing peppers.     Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit).   Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

Homemade fertilizer for plants: Dissolve 1 Tbsp Epson salt in 1 gallon of water, water plants with this solution once per month.  Great for houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes.

7 Homemade Fertilizer Recipes

Homemade fertilizer for plants: Dissolve 1 Tbsp Epson salt in 1 gallon of water, water plants with this solution once per month. Great for houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes.

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