You probably know by now that Tom is a gym teacher. So bigger is better. And this mantra even applies to tomatoes. He wants the biggest on the block. I'm not sure who he thinks he's competing with since very few people actually grow anything in our suburban neighborhood. Certainly not to the extent that we do. But there it is. He's a Pinterest man. And he's coming up with all sorts of ideas to implement. One of which are these dang fish heads. Gross. I know. But it's an organic fertilizer and tomatoes are heavy feeders that need lots of fertilizer. He's been reading about how fish heads (all leftover fish parts actually) paired with aspirin and a few other amendments will grow the most stupendous tomatoes ever. He also used some leftover PVC tubing from a drain project to make these unique watering tubes that feed our tomatoes using compost. Combining these techniques should grow the biggest and best tomatoes possible. We hope you're game and keep your sense of humor while following us!
Master gardeners who think they know everything are vexing. That's not me. It's try and test. And then I do what works best. So I've learned a few things over the years and bet you have too. These are my tips for those of you just getting started out on your gardening journey. As you start to dream about summer splendor, try to be realistic so your garden doesn't annoy you come August. I hope it's a spectacular year for you and the harvest is bountiful! Just avoid these ten gardening pitfalls first.
It's no secret that we use wood to heat our home. It lowers our heating bills dramatically and creates an inviting and cozy atmosphere in our home. When that fire is blazing, I never want to venture outside. Neither do our pets. Where do you get your wood? If you buy it, you loose any savings you get from burning it, but you need a free source. This year we acquired most of our wood from our neighbor whose tree was struck by lightening. Other years, we're blessed to get wood off my in-laws property in the country. But of course you can't move firewood more than 50 miles, which we didn't. How about you? Where do you get your wood from? Do you cut it yourself? Do you pay for it? All these questions had me asking some tough ones of my own! And I have an idea at the end of this post of how you can get free chunked wood that you probably haven't thought of.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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