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Quick method to test soil ph with baking soda and vinegar. I'll compare this with an official UGA soil test analysis.

1tsp epsom salt in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later. produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses

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The benefits of wood ash in the garden

The Benefits of Wood Ash in the garden. If you have a wood burning fireplace, you can turn your ashes into a useful nutrient for your garden. Wood ash has an alkaline pH so is suitable for raising the pH in acid soils and helps promote flowering. | The Micro Gardener

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How to Grow Asparagus in Raised Beds

Growing asparagus in raised beds offers them well-draining soil, as well as being a more convenient way to plant asparagus, since it does not require that you till the soil deeply with a rotary tiller.

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How To Improve Your Garden Soil Without A Compost Heap

How To Improve your Garden soil without a compost heap - An easy way to recycle kitchen waste directly in your soil.

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26 Plants that Attract Ladybugs

Ladybugs are one of the most beneficial insects that much that you should invite them in your garden to repel pests away. Click to find out Plants That Attract LADYBUGS.

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

From the Gardening Cook-10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden -who knows baking soda is a great garden aid? Here are a few tips: *Use it as a natural fungicide *As garden grime buster *Use it for powdery mildew *Rejuvenate your rose bushes *Use it as weed killer/preventer *Kill cabbage worms *Sweeten your tomatoes *Kill crabgrass *Test your soil PH *Discourage pests in the garden

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Sweet Tomatoes - Baking Soda in the Soil is the Trick

Sweet Tomatoes - Just add baking soda!

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Home Made Miracle Grow - Make your Own

Home Made Miracle Grow - Make your Own - The Gardening Cook

Drip Irrigation: Take an empty water bottle. Make 4-5 small holes at the bottom of the bottle with a nail. Fill the bottle with water and screw the cap back on to keep bugs and debris out of the water. Insert it approximately 2" into the soil near the edge of the pot. Your drip irrigation with mineral water bottle is ready. Water will slowly flow into the soil.

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Top 10 Important Gardening Tips And Uses for Epsom salts

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Seeds started in a cupcake tin, perfect. Once plants have germinated place the paper & plant in soil.

ROSE SPRAY-helps prevent diseases such as rust, blackspot, and powdery mildew. Mix together: •1-tablespoon baking soda •1-teaspoon mild dishwashing detergent •1-tablespoon vegetable oil •1 dissolved aspirin Add: •1-gallon water Mix together and pour into a spray bottles. Spray roses every 1-2 weeks.

Drip irrigation- A pinner wrote: I do this every year and it works great! Especially during a long Texas drought- less water waste. The only thing that kept my plants going, and once the plants get growing they hide the bottles. Quick and easy way to fertilize too!

Controlling Powery Mildew: Use this recipe to make your own solution—mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of dormant oil and one teaspoon of insecticidal or liquid soap (not detergent) to a gallon of water. Spray on plants every one to two weeks.