I love my garden. I love the fact that I have raised beds to grow my veggies in. I love the fact that between those raised beds I have gravel paths so that when I water my veggies, I don't end up having to walk on muddy paths. Even though those paths were all lined with landscaping fabric before the gravel was spread on them, it seems that it is still possible for weeds to make their home on my paths. So I decided to try a recipe for an "organic" weed killer to spray out the invaders. The…
Why Do Tomato's Crack
Add caption When tomato plants get too much water too fast. The interior grows quickly as it absorbs the extra water from rain or disproportionate watering, The skin can’t stretch to accommodate the extra fluid. so it start Cracking. Can you eat cracked tomatoes? Yes. Pick a cracked tomato as soon as possible to avoid infection. When preparing a cracked tomato, simply cut out affected parts. Cracked tomatoes don’t keep as long as unaffected ones. How to prevent cracks: Plant crack-resistant…
Crushed egg shells in the garden
Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil via…
Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.
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How to Use Eggshells on Tomato Plants | Hunker
Using eggshells on tomato plants will slowly add calcium to the soil. Having nutrient-rich soil will help your tomato plants thrive and will aid them in producing delicious tomatoes.
How to Start Seeds in Eggshells, Save Money, and Have Fun
You can start seeds in almost anything these days… peat pots, seed trays, toilet paper rolls, newspaper rolls, paper towels, perlite, vermiculite, or even that good old-fashioned thing called the ground. But have you tried starting seeds in eggshells? It almost seems like an urban myth, with r
Tomato Plant Food: 3 Cups compost/mulch/dirt, 1/2 cup Epsom salt, 1T baking soda, 1/2 Cup powdered milk...mix all ingredients in a bucket, place a handful into tomato plant hole, can be sprinkled around stem of plant and then watered
Shannon's Homemade Monster Tomato Fertilizer Recipe
My chickens are gifts that keep on giving. Nothing they create goes to waste. In my previous article about composting chicken poo, I mentioned how even chicken waste isn't wasted, but put to use in my garden. Egg shells can go into the compost pile, too, and they make an excellent, enriching addition--mine sometimes do--but…