Horticulture Tips 

April, 2017

Epsom Salts
At Planting Time – When planting seedlings or new plants,  place about 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt in the bottom of hole & cover with a thin layer of dirt,  then plant and finish planting.
 
Pre-Planting Soak – Prior to planting, soak root balls in 1/2 cup of Epsom salt diluted in one gallon of water.
 
Top Dressing – During the growing season, sprinkle about a 1 tablespoon directly around the base of the plant and water it in.
 
Applying in Liquid Form – Drenching plants with Epsom salt improves the overall health of the plant by providing a good dose of magnesium.
 
Boost Plants -  Dissolve about one to two tablespoons of Epsom salt in a a gallon of water. Pour at the base of the plant and allow the water-salt solution to soak into the ground. Repeat throughout the season as necessary.

BEER
The beer will strengthen the grass and neutralize the nitrogen in pet urine.

Hot, cold, fresh or flat. Use a regular beer. Not light beer, malt liquor or a wine cooler.  
Pour over spots  will go away. 

(Woo hoo, science!)


Beer has lots of fermented sugars and nutrients. The beer acts as a fertilizer and provides nutrients to new grass growth. 
 
Beer eliminates fungi too.

To trap slugs, snails & earwigs:
pour stale beer in a shallow bowl, gentling mix with a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid. 


 Scoop a hole in the soil, place bowl, so the rim is at ground level. 

Voilà!  irresistible to snails, slugs & earwigs. They crawl in and have a drunken demise. 
 

 

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