I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches... buried the can to where the top holes just barely
were above the ground... put in two shovels full of compost... then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and try not to water the leaves... these four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms...
Commented on Mar 24, 2013
We are supposed to have a hot dry summer like last year. We may just be able to save our
plants by doing this. Thanks so much for the idea. You can also buy bags of compost, can't you?
It doesn't matter where I put my Humming bird feeders in my yard it seems those pesky little sugar ants seem to find them...GRRR! Does anyone have any Suggestions on how I can keep them away???
Commented on Feb 15, 2013
We hang our feeder on shepherd's hooks. Then we spray "Home Defense" starting from ground up
and all over the post. Then hang the feeder. We tried hanging from a tree limb, just because we liked the look of it. But, could not keep the ants off. So, we just put our feeders in areas where trees and bushes are not actually touching the feeder. Home Defense works well.
We tested matches, essential oils, plain candles, scented candles, aerosol spray, and central air conditioning. We tested them on both "emergency level" and "ambient" bathroom smells. The result? The best for emergency level smells was lighting a match, or scented spray. The least effective was candles, scented and plain. What works for you?
My dog Ryley and I are loving our favorite spot in the cottage this summer. The color scheme was pulled together with inspiration from the fabric in the pillow. I found cushions to
coordinate at Pier1, spray painted the wicker, added a few accessories that were already in my stash. A few prints and a mirror give it the homey feel of a real extension of the house. Stop by, and enjoy a cold beer with me.