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Dishwater Fertilizer


I bought a plastic tub at the dollar store and set it in my kitchen sink to do dishes in. I use a squirt of Dawn to wash dishes. I started dumping the dishwater into a garden bed off the kitchen porch. To my amazement my plants LOVE it. They went crazy on this dishwater. I grew greens all winter with it, now growing bamboo, dahlias, peppers,bananas, beans and tomatoes. Saving dishwater for the garden is also saving me $$$ that I don’t have to spend on fertilizer! Try it, it works! With two of them I can save rinse water,too.
note: make sure you don't add bleach to this water.

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The Edible Dahlias are Blooming

Dahlia - The smallest are blooming first. Can't wait til they are fully open. Among the most beautiful of flowers, dahlias are also edible! Most people don’t realize that dahlias are a close New World relative of both sunflowers and Jerusalem artichokes. In addition to the petals, you also can eat dahlia bulbs. 
Dahlia - This one is the size of an orange. It is just ready to open.
A New Visitor - I tried to take a nap today but this hawk was calling so loudly that I went out to see what was wrong. I thought it was our little hawk calling but instead found this huge bird. She had been chased here by birds from across the creek and they were still after her. She looked tired but allowed me to film her while she rested.

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