I woke to blue skies, sunshine, NO rain and NO wind today. What a glorious day! We haven't had a day like this for at least a week.
It appears we are going to have many pretty days this week, as temps begin to rise. YAY
When it gets pretty out, my mind goes to gardening. How about you? I am ready. I know it's still early for our area, but I can plan!!!!
Here is something that we all probably use - but this is basically natural and oh sooooooo frugal!
LIQUID MIRACLE GROW CONCENTRATE
1 gallon water
1 Tbsp. Epsom salts
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. powdered milk
1/2 tsp. ammonia
2 drops blue food coloring (it's non-toxic)
Mix everything together. When ready to use - mix 1 oz. of this concentrate to 3 C of water in a spray container.
OR mix 1/2 oz. to a gallon of water for manual feedings.
This costs only pennies to make vs. many dollars to buy at the store.
I am sure using this come feeding time!
I have been adding my egg shells and coffee grounds directly into the garden all winter. Last fall I added all my leaves. Once the garden dries out enough - I will be plowing all that wonderful goodness under.
This year I think I am going to do things differently. Lots of tomatoes will be growing in my garden, along with the usual broccoli and cabbage. Hopefully green beans as well. I don't think I will grow nearly as many cucumbers. I love them fresh, but I still have so many pickles and relish from previous years - so I won't need to grow as many. Peppers - yes! Now I am trying to think of different things I don't usually grow.
Are you planning your garden yet?