Huge Savings on Fertilizers, Insecticides and Everything Else!!!

I found this great deal and yes I will be placing my order. If you don’t know it already, I love a great bargain. I know you guys love a great bargain too. So, here is the ad:

SAVE up to 67% Off every item- This Weekend Only!
If you’re like most Americans, you’ll be celebrating the coming holiday outdoors – going to see the local fireworks display, watching a parade, or cooking up some delicious treats on the barbecue. And all of these outdoor activities are sure to spark interest in your lawn and garden.

In honor of the Fourth, we’re dropping prices on every item on our website! Order now and you can take up to 67% OFF EVERY ITEM! This offer expires 7-07-2008.  Use offer keycode 145690

The place to get this great deal is at Gardens Alive! For those of you who know I am always in search of great products with great prices, you will want to buy products from Gardens Alive! this weekend! Remember, they still have the $20 for $40 offer…so now is the time to BUY!  When you check out, be sure to use the Offer Keycode: 145690

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by clicking on “Subscribe to Master Gardener Girls’ Gardening Blog by Email so that you don’t miss out on great information and great deals.

Happy Gardening from the Master Gardener Girl!!!

Organic Garden Recipes—More on Fertilizers, Pesticides & Fungicides

Are you in need of some organic recipes to use in your garden? Instead of using chemicals, organic gardeners like to take a simpler approach to fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. Successful versions of each can be mixed up using ingredients that are already in your kitchen along with the kitchen blender.

You can make garlic and water insecticide that can be kept in a frozen concentrate form and used later. The garlic mixture can also be added to a seaweed fertilizer, such as kelp, for an extra boost of nutrients every few weeks. A homemade pesticide can be made from habanero peppers (or any other hot pepper) and a homemade fungicide made from baking soda. Plus, tips on the use of eggshells to prevent blossom end rot and aluminum foil to ward off cutworms.

Garlic Tea concentrate:


Liquefy two bulbs of garlic

1-1/2 cups of water


Mix to create concentrated garlic tea, a good all-purpose insecticide that makes crops undesirable to pests. Strain any solids out of the mixture and add enough water to make a gallon. Use this concentrate right away, or freeze in 1/4-cup muffin tins to use later.

Garlic tea can be brewed in combination with a seaweed fertilizer:


4 Tbsp. seaweed

1 Tbsp. vinegar

1 frozen garlic-tea cube


Mix in a gallon sprayer. You can apply this application weekly in the spring and once every two to three weeks in the summer months. Habanero peppers also make a good contact insecticide when blended with water. It too can be frozen in concentrate form. It can be added to the seaweed-garlic mixture but should be applied only where an active pest problem is observed.

For curing black spot, mildew or brown patch make an effective fungicide:


4 Tbsp. baking soda

1 tsp. gentle soap

1 gallon water


Mix in a sprayer or watering canner. Use this mixture sparingly and keep it off the soil as it affects soil pH.

Tomato Tips: A few other items in your kitchen can help tomato plants. Aluminum foil can be wrapped around the lower 2 inches of the stems of the tomato plants and kept above grade at planting deters cutworms. You could also use paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and tomato sauce cans, with no top or bottom. Broken eggshells can be put in the hole with the tomato plants providing calcium to help prevent blossom end rot.

If you are in need of a good seaweed fertilizer, I have two links under my recommended link section for Gardens Alive! and in the upper right corner of my home page.

And now I would like to offer you free access to my gardening journal when you subscribe to my blog, a 16 page journal that you can use season after season. Click on Subscribe to My Blog.

Happy Gardening! – The Organic Home and Gardening Gal & Master Gardener