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poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 8, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9156677

Thank you for dispelling a few of the old "tricks" that are often published as facts to try to sell gardening books of dubious merit.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

June 8, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9156813

Darn!
All those coffee grounds I have been saving up in a whip cream plastic container and then dumping around my box wood hedge and strawberries. Sometimes when the container became full, I even had to brave the cold hard winter weather to dump it, so dutifully!

Eggshells - never heard of that - thanks for the information - I have been thinking for a while that my tomatoe patch does need some liming!

Beer - that makes sense to me - besides triple 19 might be expensive but it still is not as high as beer!!!!

Tar - hemmm are you sure! I so want to put something on those boo- boos.!

What about motor oil to smother some insects????
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9157168

Linda came and spoke at a workshop here in Anchorage. I purchased two of her books. I was amazed at the things that I took for granted that she labeled as myths. As in practically everything I had heard. lol. But much of what she said (including the items above) made sense and saved me a bunch of money on useless practices.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9157169

I have a whole bag of Coffee grounds that I was going to put in my garden near my tomato plants. No, it's not worth taking the chance. Now what should I do with them?

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9157210

Put them in your compost pile.

Oberon, I sure would like to meet her and discuss her work.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
4:21 PM

Post #9157462

Least us not forget our little worm friends love those coffee grounds

1lisac; any wild plant or herbs? My catnip and dry ground misc grow like jungle invaders from grounds.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 8, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9157484

EX. Ain't the largest ever grown only it did like the grounds(its near the rear entrance) rock for soil that kinda thing.

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1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
11:05 PM

Post #9157773

Ok, Ill try that I don't have a compost pile I lasagna garden, so nothing is tilled in either. BUT my smallest tomato plants, the first to go out BTW are on the side where the grounds usually get dumped. Now I think I know why. I'll just toss them some place else. I think I'll give those plants a little extra fert. I was just wondering why those plants that had been out there the longest were the smallest. They are blooming tho. A little more fertilizer tomorrow. Thank you for the much needed info.
gardeningrace
Lexington, SC

June 11, 2012
6:45 AM

Post #9160312

I was going to object that you hadn't mentioned the compost benefits from coffee grounds, and the slug retardant... glad to see someone else has offered this info. I had not realized that directly putting the coffe grounds on soil for some plants might weaken or sicken them. Thank you for that scientific knowledge! Good article - do you want specific myth questions in the future?

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