Taking Care of Ourselves, our Families & our Environment
Sunday, February 28, 2016
It’s almost time to dig out your gardening gloves and tools to prepare for spring planting. Whether you’re a beginner gardener or someone who’s been at it for years, tips always help to make gardening easier.
Place egg shells around the bottoms of plants to add calcium to the soil. The shells also discourage pests and small bugs.
Garden markers can help you easily identify what’s planted where.
Make your spring gardening chores easier with a DIY watering can made from a half gallon plastic milk jug. Heat a strong needle and poke holes through the plastic cap. It’s a nice size for watering seedlings and small plants.
Start your seeds in eggshells. By starting your seeds instead of buying plants that have already begun to grow, you can cut your gardening costs.
Plastic forks inserted stem side down into the ground can help keep little critters (like bunnies) away from small plants.
Epson Salt! Because it is rich n magnesium ad sulfate, it is great for plants. a) You can mix it into your soil to help seeds germinate better. b) You can mix a couple of Tablespoons into your watering can once or twice a month. c) Tomatoes and peppers benefit the most because they both tend to grow well in a magnesium rich soil.
Save veggie cooking water. Let it cool, and then use it to fertilize your garden.
Not everyone has the skills, tools, materials, or time to make a raised wooden garden bed. How about a cinder block bed?