Gardening Helpful Hints

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    Gardening Helpful Hints

    Cut flowers from the garden in late evening or early morning to ensure freshness.

  • Cut the stems  under water on a diagonal.  This will ensure the stem absorbs moisture.
  • Add 2 tbsp vinegar and 3 tsp sugar to water to allow cut flowers to last longer
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of Epsom salts around geraniums to make them bloom more often.
  • Once a month dissolve an aspirin in a cup of tea and feed to plants to speed up growth.
  • Use yogurt lid as a plant pot stand to protect furniture.
  • Grow houseplants from avocado pits, orange pits, carrot tops, pineapple tops and tomatoes.
  • Place a coffee filter in your pot before potting plants to prevent soil leakage.
  • Use old ice cube trays to start plants
  • Store flower bulbs in winter in old nylon stockings.  Hang and allow the air to circulate around them.
  • Use used nylons to stake up trees and tender plants.