We have been using coffee grounds on our garden for several months now – the results are fantastic… Our roses have never been better, and recently we have been using them on our vegetables, grapes and trees… We shall see how this year goes; however, I saw this video today
and I thought it to be extremely useful…
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6 Simple Tips On How To Care For Your Plants
Lots of people worry a lot when it comes to caring for their plants. When speaking about house plants, there is no need to worry. There’s only a few things you need to think about.
A watering can is a must-have in every garden. It is recommended that you buy the with a narrow spout to make positive adequate watering. But that does not always apply, so the finger check may come in handy. Insert your index finger up to the first joint in to the soil. In the event you feel that the soil is damp, don’t water it. Otherwise, do.
With foliage plants, they always need to be high in nitrogen. For flowering plants, on the other hand, K2O is necessary. Fertilizers such as the slow release ones can be mixed with the compost. However, some plants like cacti & orchids need special feeds. Feed plants on the height of their active growth.
Plants like Sanseveria & Aspidistra need no shade. They can be placed away from a window. Spider plants need semi-shade. You can put plants like these near a window that does or does not get sunlight. Others need sun or no sun at all like cheeseplants.
With houseplants, they can survive in temperatures a tiny bit higher than 15 – 250 C or 55 – 750 F. But extreme fluctuations of temperature may not be lovely for them.
Some houseplants need a humid surroundings. tip to maximize humidity is to put the pot inside a bigger pot & fill in the gaps with stones or compost to keep in the moisture. The compost won’t dry out. Plants can generating their own climate if grouped together. This tip may even be used for keeping the soil damp. In the event you need, you can spray them with water one time or two times a day depending on the day’s temperature.
Other plants need repotting for optimum growth but some plants may not be suitable for this idea. They would not need their roots to be disturbed or other plants’ root process is little. way to check if your plant needs repotting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant & check its roots. If roots are all you see, then repot.
You need to have to take care of your plants & in turn, you’ll reap its benefits. You don’t only have a garden that can add to your house’s beauty you can also learn how to respect & nurture life in its varied forms.
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “Life seems to make sense when I’m gardening!”? Of course you have. Denying it is a case in futility. Every time your fingers fondle the soil your endorphins somersault like a flea on the carcass of your pet canine and the smile zipping across the creases of your lips purges any hint of pessimism. “A pig in mud” is one term coined to described the experience.
For the uninitiated, this emotive nuance may seem like a passing nicety – like feeling a soft, cool breeze press upon your cheek on a sweltering afternoon. But that’s for the uninitiated. Those who have been tilling the ground for as long as they can remember realise there’s a deeper call occuring. A call that has been echoing through time immortal.
As a creationist – go figure! – I’ve come to realise that that innate longing to participate with nature has been nurtured from the beginning. The Genesis story which concludes with the creation of humankind mandates that our life task – the pre-eminent destiny – was to … “TEND THE GARDEN”.
Our lifestyle. Our food resource. Our daily chore.
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