Your All Things Plants weekly news: January 30, 2013
There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
January 28, 2013
|Starting Lavender from seed
|It's possible to have early blooms the first year. Lavender seeds break dormancy when stratified. Roll seeds in a damp paper towel, put in a freezer bag and let sit at room temperature for a few hours. Place sealed bag in the freezer overnight. Thaw, sow in pre-moistened soil mix and place under lights. The seeds will germinate within a few days and will bloom by mid-June if you sow them the end of February. Lady Lavender is a consistent first year bloomer.
January 27, 2013
|What's blooming in January
|I live in a house that's 113 years old. One of its advantages, especially since I'm a gardener, is very wide windowsills, some as wide as 11 inches. Perfect for potted plants. Windowsills allow those of us in temperate regions to continue gardening indoors during the winter while the outdoor garden slumbers. And the light is free. We don't have to buy grow lights nor pay for the electricity to run them. Come on in and discover what's blooming on my windowsills and who won last month's Mystery Blossom Contest. (1,207 words - Read the full article)
January 24, 2013
|Look for the Bar Code
|There's lots of plant information at your fingertips when using your Smartphone. Look for a bar code on plant tags, particularly the Exotic Angel Plant brand, found at Lowes. Download a free Bar Code Scanner and scan the bar code. You can see if the plant is right for you with the information that comes up on your phone. Practice with the bar code below.
Some numbers from last week:
- 124 new members.
- 101 new threads.
- 3,269 new posts.
- 521 new images to the plant database.
- 40 new comments in the plant database.