Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fun Fact

Gardening tips from

When starting your garden seedlings indoors, plant the seeds in egg shell halves. Simply crack the shells around the roots of your plants & transplant them outdoors - the shell is a natural fertilizer!

Take four or five empty eggshells and put in 4 cups of water. Let stand for 24 hours. Water the plants with this mixture. It will help revive sick house plants.

To help control caterpillars, aphids and destructive worms: Take one handful of tobacco and place in 1 gallon of water. Mix and let stand 24 hours. Dilute the solution to the color of weak tea. Do not spray on tomato, pepper, eggplant or any other plants that are members of the Solanaceous family, since nicotine can kill them.

Wondering when you should transplant trees and shrubs? We were advised by our local landscaping "guru" that it's OK to transplant in any month with an "R" in it. September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April. Never in May, June, July or August.

When your hands are badly stained from gardening, add a teaspoon of sugar to the soapy lather you wash them in.

Plant a few sprigs of dill near your tomato plants to prevent tomato worms on your plants.

Marigold plants help prevent rodents.