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a Complete Series (Find the category tab on the righthand column & look for Frugal Gardening). These are also linky posts. so you have access to even MORE frugal gardening ideas!

Natural fertilizer

EPSOM SALTS -- considered the secret to a lovely, lush garden. For potted plants, dissolve 2 tbsp. Epsom salts per gallon of water, and substitute this solution for normal watering at least once a month, or sprinkle it into the soil before planting seeds.

Article on composting- has some great points.

80 + Stuff that make your garden grow better. items listed I I never would have thought to compost. If I ever actually compost.

Slow release watering - plastic bottles, with just a few holes buried next to your plants. For containers or raised beds. Good alternative to a drip hose, esp for remote locations.

WATERING_PLANTS_Slow release watering - plastic bottles, with just a few holes buried next to your plants. For containers or raised beds. Good alternative to a drip hose, esp for remote locations.

Build Better Soil With Free Organic Fertilizer! by Cheryl Long and Barbara Pleasant, Mother Earth News Apr./May 2008

Build Better Garden Soil With Free Organic Fertilizers - Organic Gardening

Build Better Soil With Free Organic Fertilizer! by Cheryl Long and Barbara Pleasant, Mother Earth News Apr./May 2008

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! | protractedgarden

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! | protractedgarden

Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts to a gallon of water and water plants with it once a month- makes a great fertilizer to green everything

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.

3 ways to start composting

3 Ways to Start Composting - Compost is an essential part of a healthy well-balanced garden and a frugal source or organic fertilizer for your garden.

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