October Gardening Tips and Snips
Keeping Summer Bedding Plants – During October you may be able to pot up into larger pots some of those cuttings of half-hardy bedding plants you took during august. If you planted your cuttings into trays now is the time to select the best and pot them into individual pots, throw away any that are not doing as well.Orchid Repotting – Why, When and How?
You may be wondering why orchid repotting in necessary. It’s because they have outgrown their current pot and we would like to transfer them into a larger pot. Another reason would be to change the pot in order to match the decor of your home; or perhaps to replace a damaged pot. It is important to know that the orchid repotting process will not harm your orchid. Generally speaking, the orchid repotting process is generally done during the early spring. Preparing the area where the repotting will occur, having everything you need available before beginning the process, having patience, and not being rushed for time will allow you to repot your orchid without any mishaps. Gently remove the orchid from its pot and use your chosen long and straight object to remove all of the potting material from between its roots. When you are ready to replace the orchid, place the potting material into the bottom of the pot.How to Control Weeds in Flower Beds – Find Out How to Prevent/Reduce Weed Growth
If you are taking care of your flowers by watering and feeding them, the weeds are just as happy to thank you because of your continuous love for your plants – which the weeds too, will grow healthy and compete with your flowers, your crops and your garden. One of the big problems in gardening is letting the weeds take over your plants. To control weeds organically means to keep them at a minimum and not destroy them.Why An Extended Reach Tool Is Handy Around The Garden
Gardening is a true source of joy for many people, whether it is beautiful flowers bursting forth from greenery or delicious homegrown vegetables. However, as some individuals age or develop injuries, gardening becomes very difficult. Leaning over to pick weeds, water flowers, and kneeling down to reach gardening items can be very painful and for some, impossible. Having a pick up tool makes gardening easier for these individuals because it eliminates the need for them to bend over and strain their bodies.Wedding Orchids – The Beauties and the Brides
Choosing orchids that are grown specifically for weddings helps to keep costs down. Among many popular orchid that is used for weddings, the most popular ones are the Cymbidium orchids, the Singapore orchid, otherwise known as a Dendrobium and Vanda orchids and the Phalaenopsis orchids, both of which are a bit more on the pricier end. The venue for your chosen wedding orchids can include a multitude of options. Flowers can be used in almost any aspect of the wedding, from a bouquet at the entrance of the church to bridal bouquet to a bunch of blossoms decorating the inside of the just-married getaway vehicle.Types of Outdoor Power Equipment
Maintaining the green lush and clean lawn does require attention and time. Taking care of your lawn could be easier with the use of lawn care tools to keep your lawn the way you want it to be. There are several types of outdoor tools to choose from and it’s significant to know the exact tool you will use for specific jobs on your lawn.Which Fertilizer for Orchids Is Best?
What types of fertilizer are there, and which ones can be used for your orchids? There are all-purpose and some specifically for one particular type of plant. What is NPK? Nitrogen or the “N” is great for growth, phosphorus or the “P” is good for the orchids flower production, and potassium or the “K” is excellent for the development of the plant. A good fertilizer for orchids, when new growth is showing, will be high in nitrogen (N). As the growing season continues then phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) can be increased. Next, dry or liquid? What’s the timing? How often should I be applying the fertilizers? It is important to know the answers to these questions for your orchids to grow and bloom to its full potential.The Importance of Potting Orchids With Care
Some orchids can live on the sides of trees, in bushes or even on the sides of rocks. Their roots grow to wherever they can obtain water and nourishment from. Other orchids prefer to live on the Earth’s surface, and their roots grow into the ground. When it comes to potting orchids, regardless if it’s an Epiphyte or a Terrestrial, the process is the same. Follow the basic steps from removing the plant from the pot, removing the old potting material, inserting the plant, and then adding fresh potting material and water. Yes, potting orchids is that easy. The best type of pot to use is a clay pot because the water drains better and there is a lesser chance of the roots being waterlogged. If you want to be more decorative, you could use a basket as a pot.Why Grow Plants in Water?
Why would anyone want to grow plants in water? Plants need soil to grow. Right? Wrong!How To Grow Tomatoes: 6 Steps To Grow Your Own Tomatoes
Finding out how to grow tomatoes is like finding a needle in the haystack. Why? Because to throw some tomato seeds into the ground and eventually find them growing and bearing those round, smooth and shiny reddish orange tomatoes is like throwing the magic beans that Jack has thrown and grew into a huge beanstalk eventually bestowing him and his mother the golden harp and the chicken that lays the golden eggs.Popcorn Didn’t Grow on Trees, Popcorn Came in Bags and I Knew It
I was 6 years old and if there was anything I knew for sure it was that Popcorn didn’t grow on Trees… it came in bags from the grocery store. The discovery that popcorn and carrots share the same bed, opened a whole new world.Permaculture Guilds – How to Grow More in Your Garden
Permaculture guilds are an extension of a common gardening technique called companion planting. Companion planting is used in home gardening to increase the yield a certain area produces in a season. While permaculture guilds are almost exclusively used in permaculture, companion planting is more widespread.