…you end up with half-finished, ongoing stuff around your house that you can’t quite blog about yet. Since I’ve been back up north, I’ve started on a few projects but really haven’t gotten all the way through any of them. Boo!
Today, I was planning on either having a fun little tutorial on how to make pepper powder for cooking, but all I’ve got is some half-dried habaneros:
Yes, that is after 24 hours of drying. They are still a little squishy! The other option was to explain to you why there is yardstick sticking (ha!) out of this mirror,
but with glue drying time, that’s about as far as I’ve gotten on that project. At least now it’s all dried up (hopefully the habaneros take a lead from the glue) and I should be able to chug along on that this weekend. I think it’s gonna be awesome!
Have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll be back with goodies on Monday!
Posted by folksyhome on August 24, 2012
For a period of time when I was a kid, epsom salts were a cure all: clogged noses, sore feet, you name it, epsom salt will fix it! Well, now I’m adding one more use for the magnesium sulfate crystals: garden spray. Really. Probably 4 years ago I read this little tip in a Farmer’s Almanac, I think. It seemed simple enough, so why not try it? Well, let me tell you, I won’t go without it now! That year my habaneros plants were more orange than green from all the peppers. Apparently, the salts deliver some much-needed micro-nutrients and boost flower and fruit production. Whether it’s science or alchemy, my peppers love it so I’m hooked. And, it’s dead simple. Check it:
1) Acquire spray bottle and epsom salt (super cheap, that box was bout $1 at the grocery store):
2) Add 1 tbs. to about 16 oz of water. Shake. (After a quick Google search, I found that water/salt ratio recommendations vary, but this combination works for me):
3) Spray on pepper plants (mostly on the leaves and a little in the soil).
4)Wait impatiently and enjoy your bounty!
I’ve also read that the spray can also boost tomatoes and eggplant, but I haven’t ventured there yet. Let me know if you get the courage to .
Posted by folksyhome on June 22, 2012