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You Said It: What is Your Best Gardening Tip?

We asked attendees at the May 8 Royal Oak in Bloom event to share their expert green thumb advice.

Spring weather has finally sprung in Royal Oak and many residents are hitting the dirt to plant their vegetable and flower gardens. Whether you are an expert or this is your first try at gardening, you can never have enough advice. That's why we headed to Royal Oak in Bloom on May 8 to ask event attendees their expert tips.

Here's what some Royal Oak visitors had to say. Hear them out, then add your own ideas.

Come back each day through Saturday for another great tip.

Kay Fuller May 13, 2011 at 07:47 PM
Instead of buying large bags of multi-purpose compost, I buy Growbags. I use the compost from them in hanging baskets, in pots for flowers and for growing tomatoes and cucumbers. They are easier to manoeuvre and are generally cheaper per litre than the large bags.
Lucinda Rafter May 13, 2011 at 08:23 PM
My best and favorite gardening tip is to save all your eggs shells. When you have a dozen or so, pop them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. When cool enough, put them in a zip lock bag and crush them up. Now, sprinkle the crushed shells around your vegatable garden as slugs and snails can not cross them or they will be cut and the calcium enrichs the soil!

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