I'm not kidding. Feeding you plants a mixture of milk will give them nitrogen building protein.
In my greenhouse, these petunias are in full bloom, even though at this moment ,there is snow falling outside.
I bought and planted these in the hanging basket of March 2011. They survived the hot Texas dirt and wind in the drought we had this past summer. They are still growing and blooming because of the milk and other feed I have been giving them. I feed the plants in the greenhouse on a regular schedule.
I feed the outside plants as well. This is an ornamental kale that I have had since the year...............
No kidding. It has stayed out on the front porch in the winter, where it is right now and in the summer when it was assumed that it should die, it lived on and sits out in the shaded flower garden. It even managed to survive the hot dusty winds of the drought this past summer. Again......it loves to get it's drink of milk.
Yes, a good shot of milk can do wonders
for beast, man, ..................and plants alike.
Successful gardening always begins with good soil. All plants need to eat..........just as you and I, in order to be healthy and productive.
Sometimes I will use store bought food, but I have really turned to making my own organic food and fertilizer. It certainly is much healthier and it reduces the cost in garden care. Below is a list that might help and inspire you to create your own mixtures.
Your kitchen is the best source for such things:
****Please note: When adding anything to your plants, store bought or homemade, watch your plants carefully during the process. If your plants flourish, use regularly , however, if they tend to react negatively, discontinue use. Just like anything......don't overfeed.
Milk: Milk mixed with water will give your plants nitrogen building protein. Mix 1 part milk with
4 parts water. You can feed this to your plants once a week.
Egg Shells: Dry empty shells and grind them up before sprinkling into your garden. These are a rich
source of potassium and calcium.
Banana Peels: Wonderful to place underneath outside plants or shrubs. Promotes healthy growth and
Coffee Water: Mix one part used coffee grounds after making coffee with 4 parts water. Spray onto
the soil of your plants. A great source of potassium, nitrogen and magnesium. You can do this
once a week.
Epsom Salt: Mix 1 tablespoon Epsom salt with 1 gallon of water. A good source of sulfate and
magnesium. Wonderful for potatoes, tomatoes, roses and more. Use once a month.
How about you? Are there other special remedies that you like to use in your gardening?
I would love to hear.