Archive for April, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Gardening Tools That Make a Difference

Gardening is a bit like conducting a science experiment – you never know what’s going to work and it can often take a bit of luck to get your vegetables blooming. That said there are some tools that will really make a difference. Indeed, picking up something like a cultivator will make it much easier to get great results.

Cultivators work by churning up soil with tines – this provides aeration and also mixes up nutrients. It is a great thing to do when you are starting a new plot or struggling to reinvigorate one that has had some trouble in recent days. If you have an indoor greenhouse this will work great, however, cultivators are far too big to use on potted vegetables – you can get the same effect by using any tool with tines and mixing up the soil thoroughly.

A good set of sharp trimming scissors is another great tool. Some indoor vegetables need careful pruning to grow well – a poor set of scissors will cause damage and prevent you from making precise cuts. Get a nice pair of purpose built gardening trimmers and use them to keep everything looking nice.

You should also look into picking up an irrigation tool – you can buy something like the Rumford Indoor Coil Hose which will let you easily and quickly water all your vegetables in an even manner. Of course a watering can is almost as good, but the coil hose is a bit more fun.

These three tools will help you take good care of your indoor garden. It’s very important to give your vegetables a lot of attention on a day-to-day basis – these tools will help you do this easily and effectively.

PostHeaderIcon Container Gardening – Choosing the Best Containers for Successful Growing

Selecting the most appropriate container for a particular kind of plant is crucial to its success. If you end up picking the incorrect size pot, it could significantly stunt the growth of the plant. You have to pick the right size of pot, but it is just as essential to select a container that is made with the proper material. Different materials are more effective in different situations.

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Container Gardening – Choosing the Best Containers for Successful Growing

PostHeaderIcon Container Gardens – How to Spot and Fix Five Common Growing Mistakes

Container gardening can be a fun and relaxing hobby that is suitable for both the young and the old. There are however some common mistakes that most newbie container gardeners tend to make. If you have tried container gardening but have not been very successful at it, take a look at the five common container gardening mistakes below and see if you have tread on any of them.

  • Too much water
  • Insufficient light
  • Wrong size container
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Inferior soil quality

More information on the above points can be found in the full article here.

PostHeaderIcon How to Grow Vegetables in Containers

Have you ever walked past some houses in your neighborhood and envy the beautiful vegetable gardens within? Growing vegetables is fairly easy and can be done even if you are an apartment dweller. Container gardening makes it possible for many vegetables to be grown in an indoor garden. Some of the vegetables that can be grown in containers include tomatoes, onions, eggplant, cucumber and green beans.

Before you embark on your indoor container gardening project, you have to consider a few points:

  • Which type of vegetables do you want to grow?
  • What kind of containers should you use?
  • Where should you position your containers?
  • How often should you water your container plants?

If you are new to container vegetable gardening, this article will provide you with some insight on how to go about it. Click HERE to get more information about growing vegetables in containers.

PostHeaderIcon Container Gardening: A How-To Guide on Growing Onions

Just like planting tomatoes, growing onions can be a delightful experience. Onions are relatively easy to grow and you can plant them in pots and containers even if you live in an apartment. Growing onions in pots is very much like planting them on the ground; the only difference is the container you choose to raise the seeds with. Fortunately, onions are great for container gardening because they can be grown almost anywhere, be it in your porch, balcony, backyard or even indoors. If you want to start growing, here is a guide on how to do it…

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Container Gardening: A How-To Guide on Growing Onions