There were 8 new gardening ideas posted last week:
June 11, 2013
|Planting a Rootbound Plant|
|When you have a root-bound plant in a pot, give it a nice long soak in a tub of water before trying to remove it from its pot, so you don't end up breaking off the majority of the roots.|
June 10, 2013
|What Is a Determinate Tomato?|
|Determinate tomato plants will produce a single large crop in a smaller space. They can be easily grown in common tomato cages and then removed when production declines. Indeterminate tomatoes, which include most heirloom varieties, continue to grow throughout the season and are especially productive where the growing season is long. They will require staking, pruning, and tying, or a more robust custom cage to keep them upright.|
June 9, 2013
|Make Your Own Aphid Spray|
|To 1 gallon of water, add:
2 tbsp. Murphy's Oil Soap,
2 tbsp. vegetable oil, and
2 tbsp. isopropyl alcohol.
Mix thoroughly and use a hose end sprayer or pour into spray bottle. When using a spray bottle, be sure to label properly with a permanent marker.
Some new recommendations from our members:
|Bonehead recommended Burnt Ridge Nursery and wrote:
Family owned farm in business since 1980. Mail order, specializing in unusual and disease resistant fruiting trees, vines, and shrubs. Many Northwest native plants/trees as well. I had been searching local nurseries in vain for a white mulberry tree and finally resorted to an online search (mail order is not my preference for plants). This nursery popped up and had several different mulberries of all colors. I emailed them explaining my intended use (inside my chicken yard as forage for the birds) and asked for their recommendation. I received a quick and informative reply, placed an order, and received the tree within days. The tree was packed very securely and had a good foot of healthy roots in soil, not a large specimen, but with several nice healthy leaves. Very reasonably priced for both the tree and the shipping. Has only been in-ground for a couple weeks, if I remember I will update how it does over the summer.
|Anderwood recommended Funky Gardens and wrote:
We are blessed to have this unique place in our little corner of the country.
Some numbers from last week:
- 68 new members.
- 186 new threads.
- 4,548 new posts.
- 1,433 new images to the plant database.
- 39 new comments in the plant database.