Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gariety's Garden

There is something new in the garden this year...

Neptune's Harvest Crab Shells and recycled newspaper mulch!
A baby watermelon

One of our butternut squashes


So far the plants are loving it! Recycled newspaper is a good source of carbon for an urban garden as well as a weed prevention cloth and it is budget friendly. Crab shells are great fertilizers and help keep certain garden pests at bay. It is 79 cents a cup at the local nursery so it is budget friendly as well but be forewarned it stinks! It smells just like you would think dead crab would smell.

4 comments:

Sharee and Arthur said...

Looks like it's paying off--your garden looks amazing as usual. :)

Chad and Clair said...

I want to try both of those tips with my garden next year. So the newspaper helps to keep the weeds to a minimum?

Mimi said...

Your garden looks great Amber!

Vera said...

i'm so glad the newspaper is working for you guys, i learned that a long time ago and loved it...never heard of the dead crab stuff, sounds cool though, definitely have to try that one.