Herbs, Garden & more

Welcome to my Herbs, Garden and more page!

Join me in my adventure as an amateur gardener. Gardening in Texas can be a struggle with extremely hot or extremely cold weather which is not ideal for growing many plants, herbs, and vegetables.  I will be giving you tips on what worked and what didn’t work.

Also, don’t forget to check out some additional pages from the Herbs, Garden & more drop down menu which includes my fairy garden creations.

Check out my lastest garden page for 2019. CLICK HERE

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Organic Pest control & Fertilizer: After watching several youtube videos and reading several garden blogs, I have discovered that there are several chemical free products that can be used in the garden. Several of these products can already be found in most homes. I will come back later to include the links to several of these videos and blogs for your reference on how to use these product in your garden.

Pest Control

  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • essential oils such as peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and cedarwood (just to name a few)
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • iron phosphate (Sluggo brand)
  • vinegar
  • neem oil (must contain Azadirachta)
  • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bonide brand – organic)
  • Captain Jack Dead Bug Brew (Bonide brand – organic)

Fertilizer/Soil Amendment

  • baking soda
  • epsom salt
  • worm casting – Amazon (Wiggle Worm brand)
  • worm casting tea – Amazon (Vermis Terra brand)
  • fish fertilizer – Walmart, Home Depot & Amazon (Alaska brand)
  • coconut coir – Amazon
  • calcium carbonate such as Tums and milk (dilute with water and spray on tomatoes to prevent splitting)
  • vinegar

The effects of using Epsom salt below:

The leaves of these dragons breath had turned a light pink due to the extreme heat and drought of the Texas Summer but all it took were 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt to bring the beautiful red colors back.

Treating Diseases & Fungus

  • baking soda
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • vinegar
  • cinnamon
  • worm casting tea