If you like to garden, in the ground or in containers, share with me a little tip or two of things you like to do. I container garden myself and I've found over the last couple of years that honey works better for me as a rooting hormone for plant cuttings than store-bought rooting hormone.
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Considering I have a screen porch container garden in a condo complex I can't compost. I wish I could have chickens and compost, that'd be awesome (I buy commercial compost & usually use it for mulch & compost tea fertilizers).
Wiccan Sage -- have you looked into vermicomposting? My sister has a worm bin on her balcony in a third-floor apartment. When done right it's extremely low-odor, and the resulting castings are really rich for the plants.
WiccanSage, although you may not have room to have chickens or compost naturally, there are several organic granular fertilizers that you can buy and make it simple for small time container gardeners to use.
Regular store-bought real honey. Someone told me a couple yrs ago it's antifungal and antimicrobial so it protects cuttings while they root. It worked so well I did some research & found some studies suggest it facilitates rooting.
Thanks! I do clippings all the time, so now I'm going to try that one :D. I have rooting hormone, but that stuff is expensive after a while, and we always have honey around :)
Thanks Eira! Comfrey is something I have not grown, but I have worked with the herb purchased at organic herb stores. I'm going to look into it.
Hi Lady! That's cool--children's windmills! I have heard that scattering human hair keeps deer away- do you know anything about that? Deer aren't an issue for me in the city with a screen porch, lol, but I'm curious and I'm sure it'll help others.
I tried the human hair and it doe nothing same as with the Irish Spring Soap and the mothballs...nothing.