Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fish Emulsion Fertilizer: Let’s Take this Outside

Just... yuck. Courtesy (discourtesy?) of

Just… yuck. Courtesy (discourtesy?) of

In March, I left the radio station for a TV job.

Among the things I miss: free tickets to hipsterish NPR events, newsroom potluck throwdowns and recapping the latest Housewives episode with this unlikely devotee.

Also: I no longer have an excuse to swing by Worm’s Way organic gardening center.

So recently, I stopped by Kirby’s Nursery in my ‘hood to ask about organic liquid fertilizers. The sales guy talked me into something called fish emulsion fertilizer.

Me: What’s in it?

Him: You don’t want to know.



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How to Keep Soil from Drying Out

My soil, like my hair, can’t get enough moisture.

I feed and water the plants every morning, but Florida summers be like:

Lawd, have mercy. Credit

Lawd, have mercy.

As my 2-year-old daughter would say, “NO LIKE IT!”

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5 Places to Find Cheap Gardening Supplies

I’ve been at this gardening thing for about six months now. It was only a matter of time before I started combining my new hobby with my lifelong passion: saving money.

Here are five places where I cut expenses:

Found at Big Lots: good to know. Credit Dalia Colón.

Found at Big Lots: good to know.
Credit Dalia Colón.

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3 Things on My Summer Gardening Bucket List

One day, I hope to have a big house with a huge garden where I’ll host fabulous Oprah-style brunches by day and sip mojitos with my hubby by night.

But for now, I’m working with a slightly smaller patch of paradise.

As Helen Keller once said, “I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

Despite the fact that my deodorant has been failing me for months (TMI?) summer doesn’t officially start until June 21. Before summer turns to fall, here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish:

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