I've been researching sugar and Epsom Salts and I've come up with some positive explanations on how these two items help plants grow stronger.
on May 13, 2013
I always put about a teaspoon of Epson Salt and about a half teaspoon of bone meal in the
bottom of the holes I dig for my tomato plants. I mix it real good with the soil in the bottom then plant the tomato. I have not tried it in spray form, but may try it this year. It makes the stalks grow stronger and I always have plenty of tomatoes. Another tip....I always pinch out the suckers that come up at the leaves so the plant will be one main stalk. I also pinch off all but 2-3 of the blooms, which results in larger tomatoes because you don't have so many fighting for the nutrients.
Now that my asparagus is up and growing, do I need to pick the seeds off or let them fall? Think I read somewhere...can't find it again...they need to be picked to avoid them sprouting all over the bed.
on Apr 07, 2012
My asparagus is the Jersey Giant which is why I was surprised to see seeds.
I have my raised asparagus bed laid our and sides already staked in. Because the area has never been tilled, we sprayed it twice with extra strength Roundup to kill the wild onions and
on Feb 01, 2012
Thanks for all the suggestions, especially the one about the water weeder. I see I may have a
long road ahead to clear all the bermuda grass. I grew up on a farm and know the evasiveness of it very well. I am going to spray the ground one more time before I add the amendments, then go from there.