Looking for an attractive way to store kitchen waste before it heads outside for composting? Vintage soup tureens can be found for reasonable prices at thrift and antique stores. These lidded vessels work well to hide veggie scraps, fruit scraps, tea leaves, and coffee grounds...even house plant trimmings before they are taken outside and they look nice enough to keep out on the counter top. They can also be run through the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Tip 'O The Day: Stone Creek offers their coffee grounds for free to whomever would like to collect them for composting.
Photo and Blog Post provided by WFBGC member Anne O'Connor.
Do your pots have spots? Here's a a tip that might help remove them. Mix a solution of 1 tablespoon vinegar per gallon of water. Brush off all soil and debris from pots. Soak the pots in the vinegar and water solution overnight. Then use a wire bristle brush to scrub away mineral deposits from pots. This process may need to be repeated a few times to completely remove spots.
You can disinfect your pots by soaking them in a solution of 9 parts water to 1 part chlorine bleach for at least 10 minutes.
Winter is the perfect time to do a little pot maintenance! When Spring arrives, your pots will be clean and ready to plant
The Lawn and Garden Tips page is updated by members of the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.