Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints
  • Cut flowers from the garden in late evening or early morning to make them last longer.
  • To keep cut flowers lasting longer put a few drops of bleach in the water.
  • Add leftover tea water to plants that require acidic soil weekly.
  • Take egg shells and place in a container filled with water.  Let sit for a couple of weeks, strain and then feed your palnts.
  • Spider plants act as household air cleaners.
  • White azaleas last longer than the other colored azaleas
  • Freeze fresh herbs in a bit of olive oil in ice cube trays.  Pop a cube out to flavor soups and stews.
  • Grow house plants from avocado pits, orange pits and pineapple tops.
  • When re-potting plants use a coffee filter to prevent soil seeping out of the bottom of the pot.
  • Save egg cartons to plant seeds in in spring.  They can be planted directly into the soil.

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