Thursday, May 31, 2012

stinky sponges

Fix smelly sponges with hand sanitizer.

The next time your washing dishes and you notice your sponge smells bad. Instead of throwing the sponge out try a little hand sanitizer. Put two or three squirts on the sponge and work it into the sponge. Let it set for a day and the smell should be gone.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Coffee grounds

So let's talk coffee grounds.

For years I have used coffee grounds to acidif the soil around my plants. I would sprinkle my coffee grounds around my roses , tomatoes and evergreens. But I didn't know you could use coffee grounds to keep pests away from your plants. I was having problems with worms in my cabbages. A friend suggested that sprinkling some coffee grounds on and around my cabbage would deter the cabbage worms . To my surprise it worked and have used it ever since .

The paper towel is to help dry the coffee. It is easyer to sprinkle if the coffee ground are dry and I can reuse the paper towel or put it in compost.