Companions for your tomatoes

Here are 12 companion plants to grow with tomatoes in containers. 1. Borage Borage is suppose to protect tomatoes from tomato hornworms, but the science behind that has yet to be proven. Although, last year I didn’t grow borage alongside my tomatoes and I caught my...

What not to compost

Don’t compost Cooked food Bread Pasta Meat Bones Oils and fats (a little vegetable oil is OK) Dung of meat eating animals (dogs, cats, etc.) Coal/charcoal ash Lime Inorganic materials (plastics, metals,...

Natural Fertilizer

BANANA PEELS  –  Eating a banana helps replenish lost potassium. Roses love potassium too. Simply throw one or two peels in the hole before planting or bury peels under mulch so they can compost naturally. Get bigger and more blooms. I also use banana peels on my...

Things you can compost

Do compost: Kitchen vegetable scraps (add only small amounts of citrus fruit) Autumn leaves Lawn clippings Weeds (without seeds) Dung of herbivores (horses, rabbits, etc.) Wood ash (limit to a sprinkling) Wood shavings Shredded cardboard Seaweed Eggshells Tea...

2 ideas for home made fertiliser

MOLASSES – Using molasses in compost tea supposedly increases microbes and the beneficial bacteria that microbes feed on. If you want to start out with a simple recipe for molasses fertilizer, mix 1-3 tablespoons of molasses into a gallon of water. Water your plants...