Some numbers from last week:
- 56 new members.
- 158 new threads.
- 3,262 new posts.
- 1,369 new images to the plant database.
- 35 new comments in the plant database.
There were 11 new gardening ideas posted last week:
May 28, 2012
|A quick marker tip|
|Since garden markers sometime get moved or lost, I try to put a plastic label (a section of window blind, labelled with Sharpie Industrial Marker) in the hole when I'm planting. This is especially good for perennials I know I'll want to dig/divide/share in the future -- when I dig it up and find the tag, I'll know exactly what it is, regardless of what happened to its official garden marker.|
May 26, 2012
|A quick tip|
|Brush snow from evergreens as soon as possible after a storm by using a broom in an upward, sweeping motion; as heavy snow or ice accumulation on the branches can cause serious damage.|
May 25, 2012
|A hand-y tip|
|If you garden barehanded as I often do, keep a bar of soap and nail brush next to the sink (or outside near a garden hose) for quick clean up.|
May 24, 2012
|A watering tip|
|Consider drip feed or soaker hose watering to efficiently keep your soil moist without encouraging foliage diseases. Mulch can increase the effectiveness of these watering methods, feed the plants, protect the roots, and trap soil-borne diseases and pests away from the foliage.|
May 22, 2012
|A quick shade tip|
|If your new transplants are getting too much sun, you can put an umbrella over them. Anchor the umbrella handle with something heavy like a concrete block, or drive a stake in the ground and tie the handle to it. You can also pound a length of pvc or galvanized pipe into the ground and drop the handle in.|