4 Garden Myths To Avoid Right Now

Do you have cats in the garden? Are you dealing with blossom end rot? Maybe you want to use pine needles as mulch? Or how about eggshells in the garden?



  1. I put thousands of egg shells in my two 5'x10' raised beds every year and they do get broken down by worms and such otherwise I'd have more egg shells than dirt by now. I also dig trenches in my garden and fill them with fish carcasses and dead leaves. By the end of winter my whole garden has at least one layer of dead fish under the whole thing. I also bury dead leaves and they are gone within a month. Don't even bother composting anymore–just bury it in the garden and it's gone.
    Only time I ever had critters get in was this winter when the snow was so high the rabbits were getting over the fence and chewing on a frozen catfish carcass sticking up out of the soil–rabbits eating fish!!!!!

  2. I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. This is my dream; this is my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving.

  3. I use dogs to keep cats away. And I use mezquite branch pieces to keep dogs away 😅

    The disadvantage of mezquite thorns is that they rot with time and I have to put new thorns once a year; which is more problematic than it seems.

  4. Only "50 parts per million of calcium in an eggshell"? That would be a negligible 0.005%! An eggshell should contain around 95% of calcium carbonate (CaCO3, which has five atoms). So if I'm not mistaken, there should be roughly around 95%*1/5=19% of calcium in an eggshell (probably even more considering the different weights of the atoms).

  5. Do you have any suggestions to actually acidifying the soil. I have a Miami blossom Gardenia. It is on my porch in a pot. It is currently about 2 feet tall. It was very healthy when I brought it home about 2 months ago. It has bloomed 5 flowers, but since then has suffered from bud drop. I have been told to test the soil. I have and it is at a 7. I am not sure what to do. I live in Central Florida, which is great weather for this plant. Any suggestions?

  6. Any thoughts on using unseasoned pasta water for your plants? I've heard it's good for them but I don't know if that's actually true. I want to try it but I don't want to end up hurting my plants.

  7. I have found that electric fences work great for keeping animals out of gardens. Have you ever seen how fast a groundhog can run after sticking its nose on an electric fence? It can certainly changes a deer's plans, also. BUT…While regular electric fence wire works great for most critters (with one or more strands low enough to impede a groundhog's travels) they don't work for rabbits. They simply jump between the wire strands. You need chicken wire or something like that for rabbits.

  8. You must Remove the Membraine from the Egg or you will get mold if the Membraine is dried in the Shell! And Plastic Forks has BPA No Good in A FOOD Garden.

  9. Listening to a YouTube video I put epsom salt on my yard, wet the lawn and presto magic I have a lot of crabgrass that wasnt there before. Crazy thing I used pre emergent and all… just grow the grass and see what you got

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