"I soak hard seeds overnight in strong tea. The tannic acid softens the outer covering of the seeds and makes germination faster and surer." ~ A gardening tip from Club Member Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburgh, PA this might be easier than the acid method
Weird things you Did not Know you Could compost. - 100% cotton balls Used Matches Used Tissues Paper Towels Wine Corks Peanut shells Used Tea bags Used Coffee Grounds DON' THROW AWAY <3 http://thegardeningcook.com/weird-things-to-compost/
GERANIUMS: Place upside down in cardboard box or paper bag.....cover with newspaper and store in garage, inside wall. Do not let plants freeze. Leave them in box 'till Spring when you replant them in fresh new soil (miracle grow) works well. Plant will start growing new leaves within a week. Do not cut any stems away for at least 6 weeks, plant will double in size.
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.
A better way to grow strawberries and other more hanging fruits and berries is to use growing boxes or tubes elevated off of the ground. You can even grow them at waist or chest level for easier growing, tending and picking. No more rotting caused by laying upon the ground while developing!
Home Made Miracle Grow - Make your Own - The Gardening Cook DIY Miracle Grow: Ingredients: 1 gallon of water 1 tbsp epsom salt 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ammonia Mix all ingredients together and use once a month on your plant