April SKI Tips
The earliest recorded reference to April Fools’ Day was in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 1392.
Fertilize perennials if you did not fertilize in March. Avoid excessive amounts that may encourage foliage and reduce blooms.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Tulips are the only flowers that continue to grow after they’ve been cut.
The USA has more tornadoes than any other country in the world, averaging around 1200 a year. This is due largely to its unique geography which forms an area in central USA called “Tornado Alley” which is frequently hit by tornadoes.
Get a head start on summer by planting seeds in an egg carton to which you’ve added a small amount of soil.
Fish tank water is loaded with nutrients. When cleaning the tank, use the water on your blooms instead of pouring it down the drain.
Alternate rows of fast-growing crops such as radishes, green onions, spinach or lettuce with slow-growing vegetables like cabbage, corn and broccoli. When the fast-growing crop is harvested there’s more open space between rows to accommodate the slow-growing varieties.
Grubs do eat roots just below the soil surface which is good in small numbers. They help aerate the soil but if there are dead patches, the population is getting too large and treatment is necessary.
To get rid of hiccups try using a cotton swab to massage the back of the roof of your mouth.
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