Monday, May 11, 2009

Egg Seed Pots

Here is a great way to save a little money in the garden. You can make seed pots out of egg shells. I poke a hole in the bottom of a egg blow out the contents ( I use this in a omelet) I try my best to cut the egg in the middle ( this doesn't always happen) I then put soil in each half and then plant 2 seeds. When my plant gets a few leaves I transplant it in the garden. (I crush the egg shell a little to let the roots have some room to spread out.)

Happy Gardening..




You must have acid soil 4.5 to 5 pH the soil must be well drained with rich compost. You should mix 1 to 2 bucketfuls of an acidic peat moss into each hole.

If you happen to have alkaline soil you really should dig a hole at least 3 feet deep and 6 feet across and fill with soil, acidic peat moss, sand, cottonseed meal and ammonium sulfate these are all very high in acidic and this will help your blueberries get a good start.

You can mulch your blueberries with wood chips, pine needles, and saw dust.

Don't forget birds love blueberries so you will have to net them before the berries begin to ripen. Make sure you can easily get the net off and don't want to miss one of those wonderful berries.

Happy Gardening...


How to clean out your flower pots

It is very important to clean out your flowerpots every year. The simplest way is 2 tablespoons of bleach to a quart of water. I wash out my pots then rinse them with this solution and then I rinse again. This is a great way to get rid of virus and fungus diseases that have been left on from the previous year. You can use this on pruning shears, and all garden equipment.

Happy Gardening...