Posts Tagged "container gardening"

The Best Way of Growing Herbs in Containers

Guest writer: Jack Grant Plants or even herbs can be planted in different ways. They can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house or plant it directly in the soil of your garden. Whichever way you will use in planting herbs, their requirement for survival are just the same to the other plants. Herb growers or even plant growers should always bear in their minds that all kinds of plants have their three basic needs for their...

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Five factors that affect your potted indoor plants in the winter

Winter has an effect not only on container plants left outdoors, but also on potted plants indoors. There are five important key factors that affect your plants in the winter months. With a little care and a watchful eye you can keep those plants healthy throughout the winter months. 1. Proper lighting is the very first element to consider. In winter natural light is not as strong. Place your plants closer to the windows, and rotate them...

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Build An Outdoor Pond In Just One Day

Guest writer: Micheal Weskey Before you start your own backyard pond, it’s best to get used to building one first. Don’t worry if it sounds difficult – this outline will have you building and finishing a pond in just one day. Yup, you read that right. All it takes is one day. Starting Small You’re probably thinking, “What is a starter pond?” Put simply, it’s a trial pond project that allows you to get...

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Recycling tip for container gardening

I enjoy recycling materials in gardening when I can. The money I save on gardening supplies can be put toward new plants and seeds. This week in my garden recycling projects I picked up garden pots, some of which will need repaired. With all the perennial plants I start I need all the containers I can find. As I was looking for directions of how to repair a plastic pot I came across this use for old Pepsi and coke crates. These crates being made...

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Potting Soil Tips for Container Gardening

Proper potting soil for the indoor gardens is one step that is often overlooked. But remember, you are providing a home for a plant and the soil need to be rich in nutrients and healthy. Many people use recycled soil, which is ok if you follow a few rules. Sterilize the soil to make sure it has no germs or bugs. Do this by placing it in the oven on low heat, 250 degrees, for an hour. Replenish nutrients that were used up in the soil. A mix of...

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