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What do these have in common?

My kids and I planted garden seeds tonight.  It was a great horticulture lesson, and yes they will be tested.


In a weak tea solution ad 2 drops dish soap, 2 drops ammonia, and 1 drop whiskey into a spray bottle and shake.   This concoction sprayed on top of your seeds after planting, makes for a great starter tonic.  From what I can gather, here is what they do.  Dish soap allows the ammonia and whiskey to cling instead of just run off.  Ammonia works as a disinfectant against bacteria and germs.  Whiskey works to detour pest.

This is a recipe from Jerry Baker- America’s Master Gardner. You can look him up on the web put I first found out about him on PBS.

Happy planting!