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Thursdays Top 10 Tryouts (Or Show Us Yer Tips)!! (2)

1. Save your used tea bags/leaves & coffee grounds & add them to your Strawberry patch as a feed.

2. When its time to cut your Cabbages, make a X shaped cut in the end of the remaining stalk, this should re-grow giving you some extra greens.

3. If you use Hens eggs keep them in a container in the kitchen, they will keep longer than in the fridge.

4. To test an eggs freshness put it into a container of cold water, if it floats its gone off.

5. Try spraying plants infected with aphids, with sugar spray to attract Ladybirds but don't spray the Ladybirds.

6. When your Tomato plants have grown to about 4 inches (10cm) in height remove a couple of their lower leaves near the ground to prevent mould/fungus.

7. Plant outdoor Cucumbers in amongst your Sweetcorn plants.

8. An easy way to make a "drill" or "furrow" for sowing seeds or planting is to put a strong stick or metal tool handle along the ground and make a dent by pressing it down into the soil with your foot.

9. Before sowing Carrot seeds sprinkle them into some dry sand and then sow them to give you a thinner spread of the seeds.

10. Try sowing some Daikon this month for picking in May/June.


  1. a tip I use is putting a tea bag in the bottom of my 9cm flower pot when potting on this will add a little feed to the plant and retain the water to feedback to the plant.

    i also add egg shell to my brasicas this gives them a calcium boost when you plant them.

    1. Good tip for the plant pots Stacy, I usually add egg shells & snail shells to my compost heap.


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