Gardening info, tips & Techniques

We must have a garden to grow our healing herbs, right? All information pertaining to the garden itself should be posted here. Soil conditions, composting techniques, amending the soil, companion planting...it all goes here. So if you've got a good idea or question about gardening, put it here!

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on September 24, 2014 at 6:10am
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Posted by Adolpha Gavin's on 09/23/2014

HOW TO COLLECT SEEDS OF HERBS

http://youtu.be/jBB9Y_wQ-Pc


Good video with info on seed collecting of lovage. Info applies to other plants as well. From Learning Herbs

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on June 29, 2014 at 8:18am
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TO KEEP RABBITS FROM NIBBLING IN YOUR GARDEN

Obtained from:

http://www.householdmagicdailytips.com/index.php/how-to-keep-rabbit...(1)&utm_content=&utm_source=Newsletter&cid=46118905&spMailingID=46118905&spUserID=NTE4NTcyNjg0NTgS1&spJobID=460613489&spReportId=NDYwNjEzNDg5S0




I can sure find some interesting stuff out there on the web! Haha! Give this one a try.


To stop rabbits from enjoying a salad in your garden, wet down the leaves of your vegetable plants and sprinkle ground cayenne pepper on them. Repeat after every rain shower...and remember to wash your produce well before eating (but you were going to do that anyway).
To protect your seedlings, sprinkle baby powder on them. Rabbits hate the smell of talcum powder. Or sprinkle human hair all around where your plants are just coming up. Remember to ask your beautician to save the clippings when you (or a family member) get a trim.


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Comment by Amethyst Samia on June 29, 2014 at 7:49am
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EGG SHELLS WILL DETER SLUGS & SNAILS

Placing crushed egg shells around your plants will deter slugs & snails as well as add good nutrition to your soil. Other items to use include coffee grounds, coarse sand, sheep'scwool and Diatomaceous earth.

Read more here:
http://mymerrymessylife.com/2014/06/organic-gardening-use-egg-shell...


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Comment by Amethyst Samia on June 4, 2014 at 5:26pm
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GARLIC WATER AS A SPRAY TO DETER BUGS & MILDEW
posted by Demeter on June 1, 2024


hi everyone
Lovely pic Adolpha ;)

I looked up Garlic Spray and found this...

Garlic spray is an organic means of protecting valued plants, including roses. It is made by soaking 15 cloves of chopped garlic in 1 pt. of water for 24 hours. The solution is strained through cheesecloth and poured into a spray bottle.

Benefits
Garlic spray protects roses in several ways. It prevents against leaf spot and mildew viruses. Garlic spray is an effective repellent for most insects, including caterpillars and aphids. It also deters cats from eating rose blossoms.

Function
The spray is applied to both the top and bottom of leaves, as well as to the flowers. Repeat applications may be necessary every seven to 21 days, depending upon the amount of rainfall
I had to smile as the roses would smell of garlic.. be a surprise LOL

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on April 8, 2014 at 8:09am
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TO PREVENT/CURE DAMPING OFF OF SEEDLINGS

To prevent or cure damping off of your new seedlings, sprinkle cinnamon on the soil and leaves. I imagine this would work better to prevent than to cure. Read this on Pinterest. Lots of alternative/organic gardening tips there.

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on April 4, 2014 at 10:54am
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TO CONTROL BLACK SPOT ON ROSES

Can't confirm that this works, but I thought I'd share anyway. Black spot is the bane of any rosé gardener and I found this interesting and worth a try.

Mix one part milk and two parts water in a spray bottle and spray your roses once a week for the season. I would suggest spritzing the ground around the plant as well as black spot is spread when water splashes from the soil onto the roses. Allegedly this is "the best" way to control it...besides a shovel.

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Comment by Amethyst Samia on April 4, 2014 at 10:49am
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HOW TO KEEP YOUR GARDENING TOOLS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER

Read this somewhere long ago and don't remember where, but it is soooooo easy and works well.

Take a 5-gallon bucket, fill it with playground sand and pour into the sand one quart of motor oil. Any kind. Mix it thoroughly to distribute the oil throughout the sand evenly. You can sink your tools into it a few times, or store them upright in it. The sand cleans the dirt off and the oil lubricates and prevents rust. It's difficult to mix the oil all the way to the bottom of the bucket of sand, so I did it in stages. Little bit of sand, little bit of oil and mix. Little more sand, little more oil and mix. Do this until you're out of sand and oil and you're done.

I know some will not be happy about the motor oil. But. When mixed through that much sand it amounts to not a lot on the tools and then into your soil...just enough to keep rust away. If this is a concern to you, then wipe the tools off when you remove them. I suppose you could use any kind of oil you wanted. Just be aware that cooking oils can turn rancid very quickly.

If you have any other suggestions for oil, please post.
Comment by Amethyst Samia on March 30, 2014 at 6:23am
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ORGANIC GARDENING TECHNIQUES, TIPS, TRICKS, AND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ABOUT IT!

http://www.paganspace.net/group/gardenofhealingherbs/forum/topics/o...

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