Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Jell-O "Planting Tip"

NO! We aren't gonna talk about Jell-O wrestling, lol! Just a tip for staring seeds that Grammy told me about the other day on the phone. She said was when starting seeds, you can sprinkle Jell-O in before you plant the seeds! She said it does 2 things: The first thing it does is the gelatin in the Jell-O helps keep moister in the starting mix. The second thing it does is the sugar feeds the plant as it grows. So just a little quick tip for your garden! 

34 comments:

  1. Love tips from "seasoned" gardeners. I came by here by way of Does Everything Grow Better...as I was going through your older posts I became quite interested and then I read your About page and was hooked. I will be adding you to my bloglist...and yes, I am a follower of Jesus Christ...I like how you sprinkle and shine not pour and blind!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and the kind words! I love "Does Everything Grow Better..." I visit it often! Please stop in anytime, God Bless!

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  2. Thanks to your Grannie ~ wise woman ~ wonderful tip ~ great post ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/Katherine's Corner

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  3. I have never heard that before - great tip! And Jello is inexpensive too.

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  4. I've never heard of that before. I didn't know plants like sugar.

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    1. @ Lisa and EG- try it out. This what I am trying to accomplish here is to post things that they used in the past but we don't today!

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  5. Hi, I'm over from Katherines Corner.
    Glad to learn this garden tip.....and, I've always heard that if you want your vase of cut flowers to last longer, add just a bit of sugar. never knew why but now I think it feeds them, too.
    I am about to link up to follow you....come see me when you can.xo
    bj

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  6. Oh my goodness are you serious...This is fantastic. I am planning on building an above ground garden and I will certainly try this. As a scientist...this completely makes perfect since. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  7. Adding Jello-o when planting seeds is a wonderful gardening tip, I love it! =)
    Im a new follower from Katherine's Corner Thursdays Favorite thingS!

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    1. Hello there Melissa! Thank you for stopping in, hope to see you more!

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  8. Grandma's are chock full of wonderful tip's and ideas! I have never heard of using Jell-O in this way! In fact, I just recently heard of using Cinnamon as a Damping off preventative. Who knew one could 'cook up' stuff for your garden before we actually cook the produce from it!

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    1. That sounds like a great tip as well!

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  9. I can see where the jello would help keep the plants moist. Never thought about sugar feeding the plant. Hey!! Whatever works.

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  10. What an interesting tip. Never heard that one before! I might have to give it a try next year!

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  11. Hello! That's a neat tip! Your blog is very interesting and chock full of info!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, just trying to share what little I know!

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  12. Huh! Well, I'll have to try that since I have to start over with my green peppers. Not a one of my seeds germinated. Thanks for sharing, Clint!

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    1. My peepers aren't doing well either. I wonder why we both are having problems?

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  13. That sounds like a great tip! If I remember I'll give it a try when we plant this year.

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  14. What a cool tip! I love it. Feeling a little silly but wondering if I could grow grape flavored green beans.

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    1. Now thats funny, Let me know if you do!

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  15. I agree. Had not heard this. Great tip. Thanks, Clint. Hope you have a blessed Easter. ♥

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I had not heard this tip before.

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  17. Great Tip!I will pass this tip on to my sweet hubby. He's our veggie garden keeper. Thank you for joining in the hop and for your bloggy friendship

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    1. You are quit welcome! And Thank you as well!

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  18. I am so far behind this week that I can't even see straight!!! I am here now enjoying your share in my little party. Thank you so much for linking in this week!!! I hope to see you again soon!!! I am sharing this post on the Tootsie Time Facebook page! Hugs from Alberta Canada!!!
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  19. I am so far behind this week that I can't even see straight!!! I am here now enjoying your share in my little party. Thank you so much for linking in this week!!! I hope to see you again soon!!! I am sharing this post on the Tootsie Time Facebook page! Hugs from Alberta Canada!!!
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    `*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

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    1. That is fine, you all can always share!

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  20. I missed this it is cute idea and will try. Thanks to you and your Grammy.

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