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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.!
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.
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.
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?