Monday, August 25, 2008

Another Use For Old Newspapers


On my break today, I was bored and decided to browse the, Gardening and Landscaping board on the Nest.com. I had never wandered over there before and it is pretty good resource for information.

I found a great post, about using newspaper under your mulch to prevent weeds. What an awesome way to stop weeds. It's biodegradable and cheap! I am going to have to remember this tip for next spring.

Speaking of vegetables, my plants have produced nothing! Everyone has told me, that I needed to give them more time. Well, I planted them a long time ago and the tomato plants bloomed like crazy and but no tomatoes. I kept waiting and now they have stopped flowering and still no tomatoes. My zucchini has done the same thing. All these pretty orange flowers and then they die and fall off. I don't get it!

Thankfully, the basil and parsley have done well. Maybe next year, I will just stick to flowers and herbs!

3 comments on "Another Use For Old Newspapers"

A Walk In My Shoes on August 25, 2008 at 3:51 PM said...

Are your plants getting enough nutrients? Sometimes if they don't get enough of the right nutrients they won't produce and flower/fruit/veggies. I would try getting some plant food next year.

Discombobulated on August 25, 2008 at 4:00 PM said...

Good to know..I am going to have to check that board out.

How deep is the pot you planted the veggies in? I didnt even attempt tomatoes, my mom said they need to be planted pretty deep. Ugh. I can not wait to have my own house so I can have a real garden!

My basil is going good, too, thank goodness.

Robyn on August 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM said...

Angelina- We are lucky as we have a small backyard area so everything is planted in the ground, no pots.

Jenn- For awhile I thought it was nutrients, but the plants grew very large so that's why I didn't think that was the cause. But then again I am not expert!

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