Growing Great Orchids – The Most Asked Questions (Part 1)
There are many things you should know when caring for, and growing orchids. Reading up on your orchid helps, but even the most diligent researcher will always learn as much, or more, from experience. There are, however, a core group of questions on growing orchids that will invariably be asked. You will find out what they are and the answers to them here.Orchid Plants – How Are They Different?
I get a lot of requests for orchid plants and an equal number of phone calls about how to take care of them. In this series of articles, I will explain the types of orchids, how to choose and how to look after them.Herb Growing at Its Best
Why do you plan to join other gardeners for the herb growing experience? It is important that you know and understand your reasons for herb gardening, because if you don’t then you won’t become passionate towards your new hobby and you won’t turn out to be successful at it.Growing Tomato Cages – An Important Innovation to Growing Tomatoes
I have been growing tomatoes for years now and one important lesson I learned is that growing tomatoes in cages can actually help preserve the condition of your tomato plant. Because of the heaviness of the tomato plant, especially when it is bearing fruits, a natural support system like a cage is necessary to keep it from falling off the ground where your tomatoes can actually get unhygienic. It also helps the tomatoes get protected from strong winds and heavy downpour as well as it helps the tomatoes become sturdy for better chances of bearing fruits.Essential Guidelines For Repotting Orchids
Repotting of orchids is a fine and delicate art. The subject should be studied thoroughly well and some research into how and when this should be done will not be out of place. Practice and learn, if possible by trial and error method, how this exercise is carried out. Repotting should be done professionally.Things to Consider Before Starting a Strawberry Farm
Commercial strawberry farming is not easy. Get an overview of what is involved here. Knowing the requirements and hurdles is the key to success.Appropriate Orchid Pots For Precise Potting
The orchid genera require varieties of pots got growing its various species. Some of these include holed, molded, vandal systems, ceramic, mounting orchid barks, ecofriendly clay pots and wooden stakes to help in upright growth. Repotting this plant is imperative as it is essential for its healthy growth. Therefore, a good deal of homework needs to be done in order to ascertain which pot suits which species of orchid.Orchid Moss – Using it As a Potting Medium
Is orchid moss a good potting medium? Here are a few ideas about it.Garden Obelisks – Grow Vertical Crops in Style
Make your garden the talk of the neighborhood by adding garden obelisks to grow vines of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Plain, garden variety fencing or supports for your vertically-grown vegetables get the job done, but decorative garden support structures like obelisks will add a touch of design and class to your vegetable garden.Sowing Annuals
Hardy, half hardy and tender annuals are a cheap and easy way of adding color to your garden. They are perfect for filling gaps and for making a cheerful display in a new garden before you have had a chance to draw up longer term plans or before perennials and shrubs have filled their allotted space. Hardy annuals can be sown directly into the soil in autumn and they will survive the winter unprotected ready to produce flowers in the late spring or early summer.Buying Pot Plants
It is a good idea to choose perennials sold in 3 inches pots because they will establish more quickly than larger plants and cost you a lot less. The exception to this rule is if you want a large number of the same variety, for ground cover, for example. In this case, a bigger plant that is well established in its pot is worth buying because it can be divided into many smaller sections before planting.Buying Perennials
Spring is the best time to buy perennial plants. Garden centers, specialist nurseries and gardening websites offer the greatest range of varieties at this time of year, and the plants will also be coming into growth and be ready to plant. Perennials are a large and varied group and there are types to suit every garden situation, regardless of soil type or whether the garden is in sun or shade. Most perennials are herbaceous, which means they die back to ground level during the winter months and then produce new growth each spring from dormant underground roots.