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Topic by StarrsWife posted 02-18-2010 01:36 AM 2797 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hardiness zone 7

02-18-2010 01:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question trick planting pest control enviro-friendly square foot pruning harvesting designing raised beds companion planting fertilizing preserving guild zone 7 resource tropical annual heirloom native perennial wildflower hybrid

OK, I know this sounds strange, lol but during one of my online frenzies to gather information on some of my desired plants, I have found a couple “different” tricks. One of them was to add a bit of charcoal to the water when sprouting an acocado seed to keep the water “sweet” is what it said. The other thing I had found when reading about growing peppers is to add a few match heads to each pot, I guess it benefits from the sulfur, idk…. Anyways, besides my desire to share this knowledge, I would love to find other “home remedy” type tricks to use in the garden but I don’t know what search terms to use, everything I have tried doesn’t work, lol. Any and all advice is welcome, from “knee high by the fourth of july” (corn) to full moon stuff, or even just adding this or that to the garden would be so loved! I think it would be neat to have a collection of gardening folklore (hey! I just found my next search term!).


-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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02-18-2010 07:43 AM

The Old Farmers Almanac has a website.

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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hardiness zone 5b

02-18-2010 08:30 AM

In an earlier post, Bob suggested putting an antacid tablet in the soil with your tomatoes to provide extra calcium and charcoal makes me think of Bob's post on charcoal use in the amazon rain forests.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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hardiness zone 5a

02-18-2010 08:34 AM

A lot of gardeners have different tricks for different plants.The best way to find out what works for others is to post a question concerning the plant you need help with.Hope this helps you.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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