How Green Does Your Garden Grow?

This summer we saw the true fruits of our labor in a garden overflowing with herbs, veggies and fresh fruits. After an early battle with an over abundant and over long production cycle of snails, we finally got them beat back to reasonable numbers and then the garden took off.

Our lilies and stalk flowers are now towering overhead – never seen anything like it… and the herb garden is literally twice the height and volume it achieved last year – lemon balm is four feet tall – oregano, lavender, penny royal, marjoram, thyme and spearmint are all topping 2 and half feet – Gargantua Herbs! We started the basil late, but even it is catching up quickly.

Tomatoes, eggplants and squashes all thriving and producing nicely.

So what was the secret? Well… of COURSE it includes our best buddy hydrogen peroxide – but it also must be attributed to a rock dust infusion.

This year, as Spring was just springing, we took a good supply of last year’s rock dust – which, after sitting out in its outdoor bin over winter had become large soft rocklike clods, and literally just broke them up and tossed them into the gardens until we’d used them all up – and put a nice fat layer of this soft smeary mushy wet “slip” over everything – we didn’t even bother to work it into the soil – after all it was wet enough to seep in on its own.

Then we routinely sprayed with a 1 ounce to 1 quart solution of 3% hyrdogen peroxide in the early weeks – when fog was thick and moisture and damp were the norm (hence the snail explosion!).

After that we continued to water at least once a week with this solution – right into the soil – helps to give those roots the oxygen they need when they’re busy doing serious growing – and voila! HUGE results!

If you need to find the rock dust, look for agrowinn – they make the best rock dust of any we’ve ever found – oh – and we can’t forget the last ingredient – our own home grown worm castings! First batch was ready this Spring as well…

We didn’t have huge amounts, but a little worked into the top soil around new young plants gives them real staying power…

We’ve been watering the Aloe Vera in the window sill with the hydrogen peroxide as well and it’s so big we need to get new pots for it! (Promise we’ll post pictures of all of this in the next few days!)

Happy Gardening! Keep it Green and keep it Healthy!

5 Responses to “How Green Does Your Garden Grow?”

  1. GEORGE says:

    Can you use hydrogen peroxide to treat wilting tomato plants?

    • admin says:

      Indeed you can! Use a 1/2 of 1 percent solution or less. Best dilution ratio we love for all purposes is 1 part h2o2 at 3% to 8 parts water. Tap water is fine unless you are on chlorinated city water – if so, use filtered tap water.

  2. Margaret says:

    Then we routinely sprayed with a 1 ounce to 1 quart solution of 3% hyrdogen peroxide.

    Am I understanding you correctly to be saying you used one ounce of 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 quart water? Tap water? Distilled? Does it matter?
    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      See the comment above – tap water if well or non-chlorinated – or filtered tap water if unsure of water quality or metals/minerals content.

  3. info says:

    Different plants like different strengths. Tender soft fuzzy leaves can be more fragile and should get higher dilutions of water to h2o2 – try 1/2 ounce to 1 quart water – and yes 3% NOT 35% at 35% you’d be pushing 1% h2o2 in that dilution! Test on a single leaf if you’re not sure – most plants love it, but some are too tender.

    You can also use the same dilution to water the soil around the plant roots.

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