Grass clippings as mulch

All through the summer, I pile my grass clippings around my vegetable plants, about 2″ deep. The clippings act as a weed barrier, as a fertilizer, and they help to retain water, too.

October 19th, 2015|Gardening|0 Comments

Grow great potatoes

When you mound dirt over your potatoes, add grass clippings to the layers.

The grass clippings provide nutrients and you harvest larger, more delicious potatoes.

October 19th, 2015|Gardening|0 Comments

Scare away deer

If you have a problem with deer in your garden, scatter some human hair around. You can ask for clippings from a hair dresser, or save them when your own hair is cut. If you have an old stocking, you can stuff it with hair clippings and hang it in your garden.

June 30th, 2015|Gardening, Wildlife|0 Comments

Cutworm Collars

Cutworms are a menace to gardeners and usually found only after the damage has been done. An easy way to protect young transplants is with small sections of drinking straw. Take a straw and cut it into inch-long lengths with scissors. Take each section and cut one side along it’s length. You should now have a […]

April 25th, 2015|Gardening|0 Comments