Some numbers from last week:
- 68 new members.
- 168 new threads.
- 3,416 new posts.
- 1,289 new images to the plant database.
- 182 new comments in the plant database.
There were 11 new gardening ideas posted last week:
May 5, 2012
|A quick 'time' tip|
|Plant low-maintenance plants to reduce the amount of time you spend gardening. Sempervivum, lavender, hosta and most native plants are just some examples.|
May 4, 2012
|A quick tip about squirrels|
|I have a big problem with squirrels, AKA tree rats or varmints, getting into seedlings or cuttings. When I trim the rambling rose I put the trimmings around the babies to help deter them from getting dug up or eaten. Not 100% squirrel proof, but it does help.|
May 4, 2012
| Grow your own turmeric from the grocery store|
|If you've ever eaten East Indian food, you've probably tasted turmeric, the bright yellow, pungent spice. It's usually found in powdered form, but can also be eaten freshly sliced from the root. Would you believe you can grow it yourself from tubers that are found in most international markets? If that doesn't catch your attention, you can also grow these same tubers/rhizomes into lovely blooming gingers for your summer garden before you harvest the roots in fall for turmeric.
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May 3, 2012
|Clean your houseplants|
|House plants with large leaves and smooth foliage, such as shefflera, philodendrons, and rubber plants benefit from periodically washing the leaves to remove dust buildup, helping to keep the leaf pores open.|
April 30, 2012
|A quick tip|
|Got earwigs? Nope, folks, not small toupee’s one wears on their ear bones but rather small brown bugs, usually scary looking because they sport pincers on their hind end. Although they normally eat decaying plant matter and certain insects they’re also known for feeding on lettuce, corn and potatoes. Try trapping them in a section of bamboo laid in the garden. They’ll crawl inside for cover and then you can dispose of them any way you choose.