Category Archives: Plants

In an apartment or condo, how do you start a garden? You can grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, perennials, flowers, and vines in containers if you have access to a balcony, rooftop, terrace, or patio. Turkey Facts TEN QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT ROOFTOP OR BALCONY GARDENING Does your building, if you live in an apartment or condo, allow it? Before you start, double-check your building’s policies. Can your balcony or rooftop support the extra weight of soil-filled pots? Due to the weight of terra cotta and ceramic pots, you may need to utilise rice pots, plastic or fibreglass containers, or fabric grow bags with light soil mixes. What method will you use to provide water to your plants? It’s a long way to tote jugs of water if you’re growing on a rooftop. Consider using drip irrigation or pots that water themselves. You could also purchase a watering can…

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Container gardening not only saves room, but it’s also a good option if you’re limited by shade, bad soil, time, mobility, or climate. Container gardens can be more productive than traditional gardens while avoiding the majority of pest and disease issues. Best of all, they bring your garden closer to you, giving you a sense of intimacy you wouldn’t otherwise have. Almost anything can be used as a growing container for plants. Whiskey barrels, 5-gallon food buckets, bushel baskets, plastic tubs, wooden planter boxes, and even old tyres can be used instead of terra cotta, plastic, or pressed fibre pots. Planters with built-in water reservoirs, such as self-watering planters, are excellent choices. The plants you want to grow should dictate the size of the containers you use. You can grow radishes in a 6-inch-deep pot, but you shouldn’t try to cultivate a tomato plant in anything less than a 5-gallon…

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Organic gardening is more popular than ever, but there’s a lot of misinformation about how to do it properly. How can you give plants the nutrients they require to survive? What are your options for dealing with insects and plant diseases? Is it too difficult to produce some plants organically in our climate? Some of the answers to these questions may astound you. The Organic Obstacle Organic gardening is defined as gardening without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. However, organic farming entails much more than merely substituting natural chemicals for man-made chemicals. It is a gardening philosophy that promotes the overall health of the system. Rather than merely growing plants, an organically maintained yard or vegetable garden focuses on building an ecosystem that supports and nourishes plants, soil bacteria, and beneficial insects. Improving the soil is the first step in creating this environment. By mixing compost into the…

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Lawn mowers can be dangerous even when used properly. Be proactive when it comes to safety and follow these tips to avoid injury: Know the equipment. Read the owner’s manual. Be familiar with all the safety features and don’t break any of them. Keep all nuts and bolts tightened properly. Never pull the lawn mower running. Check the yard before cutting and wearing the right clothes. Pick up rocks or rubble. Heavy shoes and trousers provide the best protection from flying debris. If you are using a lawn mower, do not wear loose clothing.Protect your hearing. Doing yard work can be very noisy. Apart from lawn mowers, high decibel noise comes from trimmers, edgers and blowers. Use earplugs or earmuff-type hearing protection.Keep pets and children out of the yard while you are cutting. Do not allow children to operate lawn mowers unless they are strong, responsible and understand all the…

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Some people have the innate gift of caring for and cultivating plants and flowers. Commonly known as the green thumb, this gift can lead to an extraordinary garden or home filled with blooming plants and flowers. Not everyone has this innate talent with plants and flowers. For a whole section of the population, the seemingly simple act of keeping the inside of the plant alive is annoying. However, for people who have been tragically killing their houseplants over the years, just a few tricks and tips can turn them into great indoor gardeners. Learn About Your Plants Plants are often given as gifts, whether for household parties, get-well gifts, birthdays, or other celebrations. This means the plant type and its preferences regarding water, sunlight, and other care requirements are unknown. When it comes to keeping plants alive, learning about it can go a long way. In fact, it can make…

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We all love to live in a space where there is greenery and plants; some people become emotionally attached to their plants and they want to have them whenever they can. Houseplants add life and character to any place and besides, improve air quality. The problem is that they can take up valuable space on the floor which is why you need to choose the right plants for small spaces. How can you reclaim space while still enjoying the green friends in your house? To put it simply; choose mountable indoor plants. Wall-mounted indoor plants provide an excellent solution for hallways, small spaces, corridors and den or reception areas. They can add life and fun to any small space, and they draw the eye upwards, giving the impression of a taller room. There are many desktop manufacturers you can choose from as well; Desktop plants come in a variety of…

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