Some numbers from last week:
- 36 new members.
- 162 new threads.
- 3,261 new posts.
- 2,561 new images to the plant database.
- 38 new comments in the plant database.
There were 11 new gardening ideas posted last week:
June 25, 2012
|A quick potting tip|
|When potting plants, put some fallen leaves in the bottom half of the pot and then add potting soil. The leaves will keep the water draining and hold the soil in. Over time the leaves will compost, which really makes the plants happy. It works especially well with big pots, cutting down on your potting soil expense! |
June 24, 2012
|Glossary tip - Raceme|
|Raceme: A cluster of flowers (inflorescence) in which the flowers are borne on short stems of about the same length and at equal distances along a longer primary stem, and open successively toward the top of the stem. Lily of the Valley is a simple example.|
June 22, 2012
|Label your way to success|
|Any labelling tape I've tried has faded in a year or two. The very best way I've found to put a typed label on a plant marker is to use Avery Clear Laser Labels. Clean the marker plate with a swipe of alcohol so the label sticks perfectly, and they'll last in your garden for years. 5660 Address labels are just the right size for my favorite E20 zinc markers from EON industries.|
June 20, 2012
|A quick water tip|
|Keep a few bottles of water in the kitchen freezer and grab a couple on your way out to the garden on a hot summer day. Keep one at hand and place the other in the mailbox for later. It will thaw slowly but stay cool enough for quenching your thirst while working in the heat. |
June 19, 2012
|A squirrel tip|
|To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant; squirrels won't come near it.