There were 7 new gardening ideas posted last week:
April 5, 2013
|Flesh-Eating Flora Go Ultraviolet|
|Ranking right up there among the oddities in the world of plants are those that consume living beings to supplement their diets. Most of us are familiar with the ubiquitous Venus fly trap that snaps shut when triggered by an unsuspecting insect. But some of these plants have more in their bag of tricks than we suspected. (246 words - Read the full article)|
April 4, 2013
|Vermiculite or Perlite?|
|Should you use vermiculite or perlite? They have a lot of the same properties, although their composition is very different. I suggest using Perlite to amend any type of soil to create a lighter, more porous mix. Perlite holds water but doesn't become soggy. Vermiculite is best used to start seeds and grow seedlings on.|
Some new recommendations from our members:
|kqcrna recommended Pinetree Garden Seeds and wrote:
I have been ordering from Pinetree for many years. Their shipping isn't always the fastest, but I get good germination from them. Most seed counts are low, but that matches the lower prices.
I think Pinetree is a good source for small quantities of seeds. For larger quantities of one kind of seed, another company might be better.
Some numbers from last week:
- 66 new members.
- 141 new threads.
- 3,428 new posts.
- 1,235 new images to the plant database.
- 53 new comments in the plant database.