Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

Are your ready to plant? Me too!

super simple gardening tips

Seed starter:

Use an old cupcake tin. Add cupcake paper and fill with WET soil. Plant your seeds and wait for them to sprout!

To test your soil:

1. Add about 1 cup of your soil to a container such as a glass mason jar

2. Add a 1/2 cup of vinegar. If the soil bubbles or gets fizzy like soda it’s alkaline.

If there is no reaction….

1. Add another cup of soil into another container.

2. Add a half cup of water and mix, then add a half cup of baking soda. If the soil bubbles or fizzes your soil is acidic.

If your soil is acidic you can add wood ash or lime, if it’s alkaline add sulfur or pine needles.

Courtesy of:

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/gardening/ht/Soil_Test.htm

All natural Aphid spray:

1-2 tablespoons of dish soap to one gallon of water. Don’t spray in the hot sun!

Courtesy of:

http://houseplants.about.com/od/pests/a/Aphids.htm

Feed your indoor plants:

2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to one gallon of water. Water once a month. Epsom salt helps encourage growth!

Courtesy of:

http://gardening.about.com/od/organicgardenin1/f/Epsom_Salts.htm

Natural weed killer:

Sprinkle baking soda on weeds and around garden to keep weeds from spreading.

Courtesy of:

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/doityourself/qt/Weed_Killer.htm

Cheers to your green thumb! You can watch the video on Sonoran Living.

And… if you need more gardening, try out these links:

Container gardening

Garden in a bag

Whiskey barrel water garden