Do odd and unusual gardening tips really work? The best way to find out is to try them! Here are some ideas using tea bags, banana peels and baking soda!
Odd & cheering Garden Tips!
Can banana peels added to soil make for magical gardening? Kathy Mauller of Missouri began saving banana peels in a bag in the freezer. When she was planting her tomatoes she dug a ditch 2 inches deeper than required, lay the peels end to end and covered them with dirt. Then she planted her tomatoes. She says that her tomato vines reach 8 to 10 feet, and the fruits are very sweet! It sounds interesting enough to try out!
When one gardener’s potted tomato plant started to die, her neighbor told her to put a tea bag in the pot, cover it with a little dirt and add water! To her surprise, the plant was green and growing again within a few days! It produced very healthy tomatoes as well!
Eli Troyer of Ohio has this tip: if you spot brown rot, spray your grapes with a solution of one tablespoon baking soda and a gallon of water. She needed to use it just once a season.
Plant tomatoes near your asparagus to keep the asparagus bugs away. Marigolds will deter insects if planted next to potatoes and tomatoes. Scented geraniums have the same effect when planted next to tomatoes!
From: 1,112 Down-to-earth Garden Secrets