Your All Things Plants newsletter for November 10, 2012
Some numbers from last week:
- 29 new members.
- 105 new threads.
- 2,173 new posts.
- 3,043 new images to the plant database.
- 79 new comments in the plant database.
There were 6 new gardening ideas posted last week:
November 9, 2012
|Cold weather gardening tip|
|Watering before a predicted freeze helps outoor plants, especially container plants, make it through a hard freeze by allowing the plants to take up moisture before the soil or ground is frozen, preventing water from reaching the root zone. Making sure your outdoor plants have adequate hydration is one of the best ways to protect them from harsh weather.
November 7, 2012
|Seed starting tip: Mulch with Vermiculite|
|Keep your soil-mix moisture level more consistent by mulching with an even, thin layer of pre-moistened vermiculite (just enough to cover soil). I like to grind it finer for small seeds that are recommended to be surface sowed. You will see quick germination and easier care for the seedlings|
November 6, 2012
|Use fish aquarium water for your houseplants|
|For people who keep freshwater aquariums: when you do your water changes, keep the water for your houseplants or take it outside for your garden. Fish Emulsion is a nice way of saying fish poo, and a lot of expensive organic fertilizers are "fish emulsion". Why spend $20 for a bottle of fish poo when you can get it for free from your aquarium?|