Over the weekend I planted out my tomatoes seedling – it is not much but we try and help out the earth just a little.
We had grown all our seedling in recycled seed pots – you can use old toilet rolls, egg cartons or old orange skins.
I collect the shells of my free-range eggs in the fridge (so if you open my fridge door and see a load of eggshells in a bag you now know why !!) Tomato plants love eggs shells, you crush them up and fill the hole where you are planting your tomato plants with a couple of handfuls to give them a great start. Eggs shells are also good for putting around lettuce plants to stop slugs having a snack on them and are better for the environment than slug pellets.
The other thing I like to do for my tomatoes is put in a homemade watering system – tomatoes have deep roots and need a lot of water, take and old plastic bottle pierce the bottle with holes dig into your bed between the plants and fill with water regularly if it is dry.
I also add compost from our compost pile which I have been lovingly cultivating for the last couple of years. If you want to read more about composting check out my post here and there is even a free printable to download to help you remember.
You can recycle used Lolly sticks to make labels for your seedlings – The details on how we made them are HERE
If we are lucky in a few months we should have a crop of gorgeous organically grown tomatoes.
And we can eat them knowing we reused, recycled and helped the earth a little 🙂
How will you help the Earth today, let me know if you have any plans ?