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epsom salt as plant fertilizer - encourage green growth on your house plants by applying a solution of 2 tablespoons salt to 1 gallon water once a month - magnesium and sulfur from the salt make leaves grow bushier and encourage flowering plants to bloom more often

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DIY Plant Fertilizer - Encourage green growth on your house plants by applying a solution of 2 tablespoons salt to 1 gallon water once a month. Magnesium and sulfur from the salt make leaves grow bushier and encourage flowering plants to bloom more often.

Flower Rocket - The effortless way to grow flowers!   For less than $4 per pot you can enjoy colorful annuals all summer long by slipping the pod in a pot of soil, then water.

Flower Rocket - The effortless way to grow flowers! Enjoy colorful annuals all summer long by slipping the pod in a pot of soil, then water - how easy is that? Website has other interesting ideas, from pods to rolls of seeds.

The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can’t get out.

Making a Bee Trap

Milk jug with hole cut in side, apple juice added.This tip was in "Country" magazine years ago and is used to trap yellow jackets and hornets. The yellow jackets like the apple juice better than the grapes. Lures them right in and they can't get out.

Silver polish -- just soak silver in leftover water from boiling potatoes

Boiling potatoes- Household plants need nourishment, particularly in the dead of winter when sunlight is limited. Plants love starch, save the water you boiled your potatoes in, let it cool and use it to water your household plants.

Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate... Helps to produce bushier plants, produce more flowers, and deter pests. Tips for how much to use for different plants.

Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate. Helps to produce bushier plants, produce more flowers, and deter pests. Great for the garden! (yes, another one about Epsom Salt. Epsom Salt is more commonly known as Engels Zout in NL & BE!

Natural Weed Killer  Materials:    spray bottle (I had a 34 ounce one I purchased at the $ store a while ago)   Pickling vinegar (It works better than regular vinegar because the acetic acid % is higher)   Salt (1/2 cup for m size bottle)   Dish soap (a squeeze)

kills the weeds/stray grass One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!

Clean out a Parmesan cheese shaker, then fill it up with your preferred granular plant fertilizer for an easy way to feed your garden.

55 GENIUS New Ways to Use Everyday Things

Parmesan Cheese Shaker Clean it out, then fill it up with your preferred granular plant fertilizer for an easy way to feed your garden. Read more: Uses for Common Household Items - Alternative Uses for Household Items - Good Housekeeping

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. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) 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.

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. (Ive always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge works beautifully.

Make Bell Peppers Grow - 1 tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

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.

Eggshells ~Weed killer~ Each time you creak an egg collect in the plastic container, egg shell and put in the fridge. 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.

"Don't throw your eggshells away. They are great for the garden in so many ways! And they're a cheap way to make diatomaceous earth. (Bugs don't like it)" Small Garden Ideas garden gardening

~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~

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential. 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. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

DIY Weed Killer Trick! ~ at TheFrugalGirls.com - you'll love this little natural tip to say so long to those pesky weeds! #thefrugalgirls

Thrifty DIY Weed Killer Simply fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spray generously on all parts of the weed ~ leaves and root area.

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Continue reading » http://www.livinggreenandfrugally.com/27-medicinal-plants-worth-garden-space/

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Aloe Vera Marsh Mallow Great Burdock Pot Marigold Gotu Kola Camomile Globe Artichoke Chinese Yam Echinacea Siberian Ginseng Great Yellow Gentian Sea Buckthorn Tea Tree Lemon Balm Peppermint Evening Primrose Gins

Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases.

Dissolve 2 uncoated aspirins in water, spray on plants to treat fungal diseases and mildew

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