Tips from Unusual Places

Lisa K
Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

Facebook is not a place that I would normally turn to for tips, but lately it has had some interesting/fun tips. Here is one I saw this morning. 


  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting tip. Worth a try.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like it makes sense. I usually grow both so I should try it.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4

    I am going to try it too, I really like using the sunflower stalks as a trellis.

    Here is a link to videos on Facebook that has a lot of ideas - OfficialCreativeExplained/videos/205444705411030

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good idea! I'm going to try it maybe the caterpillars will leave my cucumbers alone and eat the sunflowers instead!!

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    Reminds me of three sisters gardening a bit. I love it when a plant can serve multiple purposes and when a plant group can work together as a "team" for good results!

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,349 admin

    @Lisa K I like this idea. I will try it out. My baby cucumbers are already growing nicely waiting to be planted outside.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭

    I have trellised sunflowers with beans, but the beans did not do very well. Maybe cucumbers would be good but some of my sunflowers like to fall over every year I grow them so maybe I would have a plan to stake them up.

    That would be cool though.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,046 ✭✭✭✭

    @Lisa K Thanks for the link. I like this idea of using the sunflower stalks for the cucumbers to climb!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @water2world you are very welcome 😀

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another post in FB -

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Have you ever been shopping and see beautiful watermelons but not sure if they are ripe or tasty? Well this is another tip I found on FB. 

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This one is good for people who can't or don't want to bend over when gardening ...