Welcome back to Good Gardening! In our Week 7 conversation, we wanted to know the very best garden hacks our Great Gardeners know. As constantly we took the discussion to social media and shared photos and anecdotes. We had all sort of various topical techniques.
M. Hanson wrote in with an unexpected reliable to utilize for direct seeding. M suggests utilizing a cleaning of ground egg shells to cover the soil location one wants to seed, in order to serve the dual function of making misplaced small seeds (think carrot, fennel, or radish seed,) pop beside the white eggshells, and adding calcium to the soil.
Drew Holloway composed in with a hack to utilize helpful nematodes to eat the larva of that most famous of pestilential invasive species– the Japanese beetle. Moreover, Drew uses PlantNet for determining plants he discovered in the wild and weeds growing in the garden.
Monica Richards water garden made from an old bookshelf.
These belong to Monica Richards who wrote in to show off her own do it yourself skills with this boundary wall made from stone and chicken wire (which survived a California wildfire) and a water garden from an old bookshelf.
You can build a garden extremely rapidly utilizing things you no longer need around your home! An old bookshelf– lay it on its back in a location where you need a raised garden, get rid of the shelves (or don’t– you can keep them in as separators), fill it with cardboard, soil, garden compost, old costs, straw, layers of anything that will break down. Fill the top 2″ with some soil and add some seedlings!
The Sharing Gardens’ milk container plants
The Sharing Gardens sent out in this excellent picture of milk-carton plants, along with some links to their blog resources on do it yourself hacks.
Whether it’s creative usage of milk cartons, tofu containers or baling twine … Or processing spent coffee premises or wood ashes to increase soil fertility, at the Sharing Gardens we’re always looking for ways to’re-function’ things that may otherwise go to the land fill.
Finally we got a remark from Elisha who has actually a hack made of peppermint oil specifically for fending off deer.
I utilize diluted pure Peppermint important oil (not artificial) to keep the deer and rabbits from snacking on my pretty flowers. I even use it when the “deer resistant” plants and flowers are young and haven’t developed the chemicals yet that the deer will not eat. I put about 3-4 drops pure Peppermint necessary oil in around a gallon of water which I spray from standard spray bottle. All the animals will leave Peppermint alone. I’ve even used it to get rid of a wasp nest in the eves of my carport. I enjoy it!
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.,”– Janet Kilburn Phillips.
Subject Week 8: Seed Conserving
Concern 1: Do you save seeds?
Concern 2: Have you ever created an individual range?
Question 3: State some experiences with seed conserving: for instance have you ever saved a crop or heavy rain tolerant variety that you’ve utilized in later years?
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