I think I am going to love Frugral Fridays!
Love the idea to keep on growing green onions! How yummy would they be in sour cream for potatoes made on the grill this summer!
pixieval--that is one huge loom! I like it much better than the cardboard looms I have been seeing..it looks substantial!
goldfishpollywog--wow--your garden is growing fast! Love your idea for the trellis!--Your loofah looks wonderful...mine is withering daily..
I think it root rotted!
OK--here is my Friday tip...this is a recipe from Jerry Baker, who has tons of great tips for using everday things for your plants and garden...I love him because not only are his mixes inexpensive, they are safer and work really well..
This is his general bug spray...now he recommends using one of those 20 gallon sprayers, but we use ours for weed control and you should never use the same container for obvious reasons...plus, I am not about to drag around a 20 gallon thing spraying for the few bugs I do get on certain plants!
The basic recipe: mouthwash (I used two small bottles--maybe 1/4 cup; free from hotels my brother stayed in),
dishwashing liquid--about 2 tablespoons
tobacco--I used one menthol cigarette and two cigar butts
water, to fill up bottle
Soak the tobacco in about 1 cup of water until it turns brown and stinky...you can use chewing tobacco, but I always seem to find cigar butts in the ash bin outside my hubby's studio door (no smoking in my house, please!)...this is really nasty looking stuff, so strain it into your bottle and then pitch the soaked tobacco gunk. Add the other stuff then fill up bottle with water. Be sure to mark it!
Ta-Da--it does not smell as bad because of the mouthwash...spray on plants and on any bugs you see--maybe once a week or more if needed...it kills some bugs but it also deters others...depends on if the bug has a soft body or a hard body...