SECRET Fertilizer :) My 'fertilizing cocktail' consists of mixing 1/2 bottle of cheap beer, 1 tablespoon of Epson salts, and 2 tablespoons of fish emulsion in a watering can (1-2 gallons). I do this to ALL my vegetable, flowers, and indoor plants. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks! Don't waste too much money on the beer. Cheapest still works great -- plants aren't picky!
Butterfly Blue Scabiosa Butterflies simply love them! This terrific plant starts blooming by early summer and continues blooming until mid fall. Deadheading will ensure continued blooming. An excellent choice for mass planting, edging borders, containers and rock gardens. Product Information: Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 12-15" Deer Resistant Bloom Time: Summer Size: Potted Zones: 3 to 9
PRUNING TOMATOES- great article. 1. To grow more flavorful tomatoes. 2. To grow larger tomatoes. 3.To grow more tomatoes over the length of a season. 4. To keep plant leaves and fruits off the ground and away from pests, insect damage, and fungal disease. 5. To keep plants smaller and more compact. 6. To allow tomatoes on the plant at the end of the season to ripen before the first frost.
1 Tablespoon Epsom Salt 1 gallon water A watering can 1. Combine the Epsom salt and water. 2. Use the solution to water your plants. 3. Repeat once a month. Why This Works--Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate – both vital plant nutrients. Some magnesium-loving plants to try it on: houseplants, roses, peppers, tomatoes and pot
For Cabbage Worms: Mix 2 tablespoons of red-pepper powder and 6 drops of liquid soap in 1 gallon of water. Let the mixture sit overnight, and stir thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake well, and spray weekly on the tops and bottoms of the leaves. This will protect plants, especially members of the cabbage family (including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprouts), from destructive insects.