Choosing The Best Indoor Plants For Your Interior It’s no secret that I’ve been a wee bit obsessed with plants lately. After taking a good look at my interior and realizing that multiple areas of my home are a bit bare, I’m convinced that a few houseplant purchases will help breathe new life into my living room, bedroom, powder room and home office. I’m fairly good at keeping plants alive, but when I get busy, I tend to be forgetful about watering. And sometimes I water all of the plants the same way, without paying attention to their individual needs. Okay, so maybe I’m not the best at tending to my plants! Succulents in a light-filled window For starters, several of my favorite blogs have recently featured posts on caring for houseplants. Today I thought I’d share some tips and tidbits for choosing and maintaining the best indoor plants for your interior. Indoor Plant Ideas I thought I’d begin by sharing a few houseplant ideas that experts consistently recommend as sturdy indoor greenery. Fiddle leaf fig in a woven pot 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Vegetable Gardeners Almanac - Down the Shed This makes a tasty starter in no time at all. Ingredients 6 Eggs, ready boiled and peeled2 teaspoons of Curry powderCayenne pepper1 green or red mild fresh Chilli, finely chopped2 teaspoons of Lemon or Lime juice1 teaspoon of finely chopped and ground fresh Ginger80ml 2.5 fl oz equal parts sour cream and MayonnaiseSalt and Black Pepper for seasoningHandful of Parsley or Coriander leaves Method Combine the curry powder, lime or lemon juice, chopped chili and ginger in a bowl. Stir in the sour cream and mayonnaise. Cut the peeled eggs in half lengthwise. Put mixture into a piping bag (or use a plastic bag with a small hole in the corner). Are Coffee Grounds Good For Plants? You only need to walk past a coffee shop in any American city to see that our country loves java. With so much coffee being consumed on a daily basis, it’s encouraging to learn that there is a productive use for all those grinds. Next time you make a cup, save your coffee grounds and add them to the soil in your garden. For best results, use organic coffee if you will be consuming the fruits or vegetables you fertilize. Coffee Grounds as a Mulching Agent Coffee’s breakdown materials can be used as a mulching agent, as well as a fertilizing agent, for gardens. Coffee Grounds as a Compost Addition Adding coffee to your compost or worm bin is a great idea. Coffee as a Fertilizer As a fertilizer, used coffee grounds are slightly acidic and full of nitrogen, a mineral that aids vegetable and plant growth. Coffee as a Pesticide Coffee-ground mulch has the added benefit of deterring veggie and flower-munching slugs and snails. How to Use Coffee Grounds in Your Garden Where to Get the Grounds?
How To Grow A Four-Season Garden – Part 2 | One Green Generation How To Extend the Growing Season To Get the Most Out of Your Garden If you missed How To Grow A Four-Season Garden – Part 1, please take a look at it first, as it contains important background information. Extending The Seasons Whole books have been written about this subject – good books – so I don’t mean to re-write them here. First, there are several different situations where you might want to use some season extension: In the Rain. Here in Seattle, as in Northern California, rain is the most difficult part of our fall and winter. Slugs, powdery mildew, and root rot are major problems in the rain. In the Frost. There are different kinds of frosts. You can extend your summer crops for a couple weeks to a couple of months, depending on where you live and how determined you are. You must pay attention to the weather, without fail, every night as it gets colder. Fall and winter crops, on the other hand, should do fine with some frosts. In the Snow. In The Heat. Surprise! Cloches Cold Frames
Growing Carrots - Carrot Cultivation Guidance, hints and tips Factors Affecting the Colour of Carrots 1. Temperatures above and below the optimum (above 70° and below 60°F) reduce the colour of carrots. 2. 3. 4. 5. Colour is more intense in the older portions of the root. Carrots can taste soapy or bitter - Two ingredients determine a carrot's flavour: sugars and terpenoids (volatile compounds that impart the carrot flavour). The taste in carrots is based on the right balance of sugars and terpenoids. Many different terpenes in carrot can cause a turpentine-like taste. Storing carrots near apples or other fruits that manufacture ethylene gas as they ripen, encourages the development of terpenoids in the vegetable and causing them to become bitter when exposed to ethylene. A lot depends on the growing conditions ( if you grow your own) - the flavour is best if they mature when days are warm and sunny and nights are cool and still. Carrots prefer light sandy soils so if your garden earth is on the light side you will have no problem. Maintenance
Weeds BINDWEED Bindweed is a very insidious weed which hides itself away among other plants, strangling the life out of them while it establishes itself. Roughly pulling it out is no good, in common with all perennials it has a great will to survive. It spreads its roots laterally, with tiny little threadlike roots extending outwards in lots of places. You need to get underneath it with a trowel and loosen the soil before teasing it out. It’s worth taking time to do it properly or the problem will remain and probably worsen. If you are taking over a plot that has been let go it will probably be so well established that it goes very deep. Couchgrass HORSETAIL This is the worst of all weeds, in my opinion. Horsetail reappearing NETTLE Nettles are a very useful weed. Chickweed SUNSPURGE This is a rather innocuous weed, not in the same league as the real villains. I think this one is Speedwell GROUNDSEL Quite prolific, and quickly flowers and spreads its seeds if you let it. Fat Hen