Mix 3 teaspoons of baby shampoo, 3 teaspoons of ammonia, 1 teaspoon of antiseptic mouthwash, and 1 quart of room-temperature water in a hand-held sprayer bottle. Then mist-spray your plants twice a week to keep the leaves clean and provide a little nutrient boost, too!
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.
GERANIUMS: Place upside down in cardboard box or paper bag, cover with newspaper, store in garage til spring. Replant in new soil. Will grow new leaves in a wk. Don't cut stems away for at least 6 wks.
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DIY - Gardening: Keep water near the plants.The best trick for watering your tomato plant! With a cage, 4 tomato plants surround a pail. Holes in bottom row up Doing this for sure next yr. A water hose refills the bucket when needed.
Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe: One full can of regular pop (any kind-no diet soda) One full can of beer (no light beer) Cup of Liquid dishwashing soap (do NOT use anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid) Cup of household ammonia Cup of mouthwash (any brand)
DIY Miracle Grow Recipe: Here are a few ways to fertilize without the use of chemicals. DIY Miracle Grow: Ingredients: 1 gallon of water 1 tbsp epsom salt 1 tsp baking powder tsp ammonia Mix all ingredients together and use once a month on your plants.
Green gardening advice from BrightNest: "If you're not exactly a plant whisperer, club soda will change your life! Give it to your plants to quench their thirst. The nutrients in club soda (sodium citrate and potassium sulfate) will help enrich the soil.
17 Ridiculously Useful Tips to Make Life Easier Wet newspapers and put layers around the plants overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.
Mine should be up and running soon! Got an apartment with limited space? A Hydroponic window farm is for you. All you need are plastic bottles with cuts in them, plants, soil, and some supports to hold it to a PVC frame.