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Using Beer in the Garden?

August 19, 2005

Uses for BeerTips for using beer in the garden. Post your ideas.

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August 19, 20050 found this helpful

Have any flat or stale beer? Pour it into your garden. Your plants will love you for it. They love yeast.

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By Mary (Guest Post)
August 19, 20050 found this helpful

If you have slugs, put a saucer of beer out for them. They crawl in, drink and die. And I do'nt feel the least bit sorry for the slimey things!

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By SNIGDIBBLY (Guest Post)
August 20, 20050 found this helpful

So do the slugs. Try adding a bunch of salt to the beer and it will attract and then kill the slugs.

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August 23, 20050 found this helpful

I read of a homemade fertilizer made with very small amounts of beer, household ammonia, whiskey, I believe, plus maybe some more stuff. It was in an Atlanta paper 10 or more years ago. I haven't been able to locate it, and I wouldn't want to try it out without having the proper measurements.

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The person who wrote the article said not to be afraid to use this "petal punch" on the whole yard, not just for flowers. Does anyone have this recipe?

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By Ella (Guest Post)
June 28, 20060 found this helpful

I think the recipe calls for 1 cup of beer, 2 T whiskey, 2 T fish emulsion, 1 T corn syrup, 2 T ammonia, 2 T dishwashing liquid and warm water in watering can with warm water, use every 3 weeks.

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