Your All Things Plants newsletter for March 5, 2012

Some numbers from last week:There were 4 new articles published last week:

Article for Team Tool Hoarder, or Team Tool Few?
By Trish Whitinger on March 4, 2012

Tools tools tools- what's in your tool box? (18 comments)

Article for Spacing and timing for indoor seed starting
By Joannabanana (Joanne Ogilvie) on March 3, 2012

Even after many years of starting seeds indoors, I make the same mistake year after year. I inevitably run out of room. Part because I sow way too many plants (can’t help it), but truly, I have not planned my spacing appropriately (19 comments)

Article for All about Coleus
By Chris Rentmeister on March 1, 2012

If you’re looking for non-stop color in your gardens and containers that will last your entire growing season, consider planting coleus – the plant that can quickly show big results. (31 comments)

Article for February plants for honey bees
By Margaret Tucker on February 28, 2012

February is here! Hopefully the old groundhog didn't see his shadow and Spring will be here sooner than later. Longer days and warmer temperatures will have the honey bees buzzing everywhere looking for food to feed their hungry babies. (2 comments)

Daily Gardening Tips from this week:

Gardening tip for March 5, 2012 March 5, 2012:
An empty milk jug with its top (but not its handle) cut off makes a great scoop for sunflower seeds, vermiculite, etc.

Tip and photo by critterologist - (2 comments)

Gardening tip for March 4, 2012 March 4, 2012:
Using wooden stakes or dowels is a great way to support the limbs of your tomato plants to keep them off the ground.

Tip and photo by valleylynn - (3 comments)

Gardening tip for March 3, 2012 March 3, 2012:
The color blue brings the wow factor to your garden. Using Krylon spray paint, add a little color to ordinary metal or plastic trellises, stakes and containers.

Tip by Boopaints
Photo by valleylynn - (32 comments)

Gardening tip for March 2, 2012 March 2, 2012:
Research your plants before you install your new plants. Tags lie. A lot. Use our databases or Google the plant to verify the information's correct! Nothing worse than buying an expensive plant just for it to croak because it won't live in your zone even though the tag said that it's a perennial!

Tip by Skiekitty
Photo by Calif_Sue - (14 comments)

Gardening tip for March 1, 2012 March 1, 2012:
Heuchera (Coral Bells) tend to be pushed up in the Spring due to the frost coming out of the ground. Check in the spring as you may need to dig up plant and re position in the ground.

Tip by Christine27360
Photo by gardengus - (4 comments)

Gardening tip for February 29, 2012 February 29, 2012:
Instead of purchasing those pricey compost containers, I use plastic coffee cans. The lids fit tight so you don't attract fruit flies and you don't have to buy deodorizers either.

Tip and photo by rocklady - (10 comments)

Gardening tip for February 28, 2012 February 28, 2012:
For those weeds that have tiny stems and are hard to grasp with regular gardening gloves, I use nitrile disposable exam gloves. Although I'm not allergic to latex I prefer the nitrile gloves.

Tip and photo by rocklady - (0 comments)