Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big thanks to for donating wildflower and lawn seeds for our garden!! It will truly be beautiful once everything starts to blossom!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Here are some interesting ways to recycle egg shells for your garden:

1. Compost for Naturally Fertilized Soil
Eggshells quickly decompose in the compost pile and add valuable calcium and other minerals to the soil in the process.

2. Nontoxic Pest Control in the Garden
Scatter crushed eggshell around your plants and flowers to help deter plant-eating slugs, snails and cutworms without using eco-unfriendly pesticides. Also, deer hate the smell of eggs, so scattering eggshells around the flowerbed will help keep Bambi away from your begonias.

3. Splendid Seedling Starters
Fill biodegradable eggshell halves with potting soil instead of using peat pots to start seedlings for the garden. And an egg carton on the windowsill is the perfect way to start a dozen tomato seedlings in shells before transplanting to the garden in the spring.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Organic Fertilizing

Here is a link from the USU Extension about Organic garden fertilizers:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Watering Plants in Utah

Watering Requirements for Native and Low Water Usage Plants:
- Julia B. Tuck, CLT
Horticulture Assistant, USU Cooperative Extension

Watering guidelines for the Wasatch Front:

Water early in the morning
Water only at the dripline
Water deeply
Water infrequently to encourage deep roots
Keep leaves, stems, branches and trunks drive

Flower Beds:
Water 15" deep
Water 1 time a week when there is hot water, less often when cooler
*Native plants vary in their water needs.
Depending on your soil, you may need to "cycle" the water

Water down 15" deep
Water 1 time a week when there is hot weather
Depending on your soil, you may need to "cycle" the water

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