Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gardening:{Something New From Something Old}

Epsom salt used to fertilize house plants
With Spring in the air, you may have a few garden projects you are in the midst of planning. We found three practical, useful, thrifty and easy ideas you may want to consider and work into your gardening plans this Spring.

Number One:
Did you know Epsom Salt can be used as a plant fertilizer? By adding 2 tablespoons to a gallon of water and watering your plants once a month, encourages healthy green growth. Set some aside also for a relaxing warm bath at the end of an all day gardening session!

Vase used to grow herbs

Number Two:
If you are thinking of starting a little indoor herb garden this spring but don't want to have to consider the expense of special herb boxes or containers, try using some of your glass vases to grow a herb garden in.

Using clean vessels, simply fill the bottom of the vases with  with a good drainage source such as pebbles, before planting your seedlings. You are greening up your environment and being "green" at the same time!

Red Christmas ornaments in the garden

Number Three:
As much as we all love attracting birds into our yards, sometimes they can become pests. If you are looking for a way to scare off the birds who make come to peck at your garden, instead of the using traditional scarecrow, try hanging plastic unbreakable red Christmas bulbs on tomato plants in early spring. The birds will find the hard balls instead of your maturing garden. No harm will come to the birds or your garden!

He who is slothful in his work
Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.
Proverbs 18:9


  1. Great tips! Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies, and I am dying to get outside and get things indoor herb garden may be just what I need!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  2. have you tried that with your plants? that scares me a little, i'm not too sure i trust that one.

  3. I appreciate these gardening tips! I am just beginning to think about gardening again as the season approaches.