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Growing Organic Tomatoes

 

Grow Tomatoes Organically
 
1. You will need a place with at least 5 hours of sun.
 
2. Work up the soil and add compost or rotten manure.
 
3. Tomatoes love to eat! Add about ½ dozen egg shells to the soil as well (this adds calcium to help prevent rot)
 
4. You can buy or grow you tomato plants. When picking your plants don’t buy a big plant that is growing in a small container. Also avoid tall tomato plants. These plants tend to be root bound.
 
5. Tomatoes don’t like frost! Wait till the frost season is over.
 
6. To plant tomatoes dig a deep hole or long trench. Loosen roots as you remove the seedling from the pot.
 
7. Plant the tomato plant deep. You want about 3-4 inches of the plant above ground.
 
8. You will want to put up a trellis to support the tomato plants. As the plant grows you can tie it to the trellis with a soft cloth.
 
9. If you don’t want to bother with a trellis you can let them spread out on the ground. Just be sure to give them lots of room so they don’t rot.
 
10. Tomatoes need water! They need about an inch or water a week. Don’t give them too much water because this can cause rot. If you are looking for a great way to water your tomatoes check out Mister Landscapers DIY low-flow Drip irrigation kits. They work great when you want to save water and give your plants the perfect amount. Check them out at www.misterlandscaper.com
 
11. Don’t let the weeds tale over
 
12. Enjoy your home grown tomatoes!
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Easter Eggs Garden Style

This is the time of year where people like to get creative with coloring eggs. While looking for a way to incorporate my love for gardening with my love for decorating eggs I came across a really cute idea that someone posted on Pintrest from lotsofdiy.com. 

 

Materials:

1. boiled eggs

2. panty hose

3. bread tie

4. egg dying kit

5. small garden leaves

 

The idea is to use green leaves from your garden as a tool to dye eggs with beautiful leaf prints.

First you need to find hardy small leaves that are small enough to fit on an egg.

Next you are going to wrap the leaf around the egg and gently place the egg into the leg of an old panty hose. 

Now you are going to tie the egg snug into the hose so that the leaf will protect the white part of the egg under the pattern of the leaf from food coloring. You can tie off the panty hose with a bread tie.

Next you are ready to dip your eggs into the food coloring. Once you have the desired color pull the egg out and let dry.

Once it is dry you can remove the leaf and enjoy your garden print eggs. 

Here is another great garden egg idea from duitang.com