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Natural Compost for Rose Bushes and Tomato Plants

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Tags: Grandmother's Advice, Natural Compost, Tomato Plants, Rose Bushes,

Rose BushThis story is from Michelle Corbett and submitted as part of our Wisdom From Our Elders collection of self-sufficient tales from yesteryear. 

My grandmother and great grandmother taught me to put ground-up eggshells and coffee grounds under rose bushes and tomato plants which will make them grow strong and true. Also, you get twice the blooms and fruit from them. It is a great natural compost.

Photo by Fotolia/bouleyp 

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