background preloader

Plant & garden stuff

Facebook Twitter

How to Care for a Christmas Cactus: 7 Steps. Steps Part 1 Choosing Your Spot, Soil, and Set-Up <img alt="Image titled Care for a Christmas Cactus Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Give your Christmas Cactus bright but indirect light.

How to Care for a Christmas Cactus: 7 Steps

Keep the plant in a well-lit location (like near a window) away from direct sunlight – too much heat and light can stunt growth and burn the leaves. It should also be away from drafts, heat vents, fireplaces or other sources of hot air.[1]Move an indoors plant outdoors in summer to a shady location. <img alt="Image titled Care for a Christmas Cactus Step 4" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">4Add fertilizer to assist plant growth. Part 2 Watering Your Christmas Cactus. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. Plants Cl. Azure Dandelion, Heirloom Seeds and Folk Art.

Roses & flowers

Plant nurseries & supplies. Thyme, Mother of Thyme. Mother of Thyme botanical name: Thymus pulegioidesperennial zones 5-9height 2-3″spacing 12″ apart, in rows 12″ apartfull sun tolerant, partial shadepoor-average, well-drained soilflower color light pinkuses in garden: great in containers, as an edging, fragrant, small/minatureuse in marinara sauces, soups, herb vinegars, and sautéed vegetablesattracts honeybees *Please note: We accept plant orders at any time of the year and if you prefer to place an order outside our regular shipping months of April-May, ordering is still easy.

Thyme, Mother of Thyme

“Why we only ship in April and May” Due to the nature of shipping live plants, when you place an order, we will simply hold your order and ship it at the proper time for your zone, when weather permits in April 2014. Seed packets are shipped year round through USPS. For more information see our “Ordering and Shipping Policy.” Mother of Thyme is a dense, trailing variety with pink blooms and makes a great ground cover or a filler between stepping stones. Raised Bed Gardening How To Guide. For space efficiency and high yields, it’s hard to beat a vegetable garden grown in raised beds.

Raised Bed Gardening How To Guide

Raised beds can improve production as well as save space, time, and money. They also are the perfect solution for dealing with difficult soils such as heavy clay. In addition, raised beds improve your garden’s appearance and accessibility. Raised gardening beds are higher than ground level, and consist of soil that’s mounded or surrounded by a frame to keep it in place. The beds are separated by paths. One reason raised beds are so effective for increasing efficiency and yields is that crops produce better because the soil in the beds is deep, loose, and fertile. How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots. It's easy to make your own biodegradable seedling pots.

How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

Simply spread open a standard sheet of black-and-white newspaper, then lay a 1¼ -inch-diameter dowel along one edge of the paper. Roll the paper and dowel one turn, then dab a small amount of flour-and-water paste on the rolled portion of the paper. Continue to roll the dowel to within 3 inches of the end of the paper, then apply more paste in a zigzag pattern to this remaining area and finish rolling. Remove the dowel and allow the paper to dry overnight. The next day, when the paper is dry, cut the tube into 3-inch lengths. When you're ready to start sowing, stand the open-ended cylinders upright inside a planting tray or flat, fill each with seed-starting mix, then plant your seeds. 10 Inspiring DIY Greenhouses: Make Your Own Garden Oasis. By Jacinda | Building your own greenhouse can sound pretty intimidating and expensive at first, but after you take a peek at these DIY greenhouses you may be well on your way to construction.

10 Inspiring DIY Greenhouses: Make Your Own Garden Oasis

Use recycled glass windows and doors as a cost-efficient way to build the complete greenhouse structure. Follow the layout plans set out by others to make sure you’re on the right track. How to Grow Great Gooseberries. August 15th, 2009 Email 101 users recommend Hybridization has improved the flavor of gooseberries, and as a result, they are regaining popularity.

How to Grow Great Gooseberries

Gooseberries can be picked underripe and cooked, or enjoyed ripe, right off the vine. Linda Wesley Gooseberry forms a medium-sized bush. Infestations of gooseberry fruitworm can be controlled by applications of a microbial insecticide that contains Bacillus thuringiensis. Lee Reich Photo: Linda Wesley Gooseberries have always seemed so British. Here in America, however, gooseberries are not well known. The first hybrid, ‘Houghton’, debuted at the 1847 meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The popularity of this wonderful fruit is again on the upswing. Gooseberries come in many flavors and colorsA fully ripened dessert variety of gooseberry is as luscious as the best apple, strawberry, or grape. Over the years, I have grown more than 40 varieties. Another way of growing a gooseberry plant is as a standard, or small tree.