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JULY 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon is becoming more popular as we discover and research more of what our ancestors did when planning crops and gardens and right times for right actions to harvest the right results. Read on to get the first monthly Lunar Garden Guide. There will be a new guide every month.
Living Christmas Tree Selection and Care
You can easily grow a dwarf conifer in your container garden to use as your Christmas tree for many years. Special care is needed when moving indoors to ensure your tree's health. Here are the tips you need to grow a healthy Container Christmas Tree for many years to come.
Make a Hypertufa pot or wall plaque
HYPERTUFA is home-made artificial rock that is versatile, pretty, and fun to use. You can make all sorts of things with it, your imagination rules. Need some custom-made pavers? Want a new bonsai pot? Want to make a Japanese lantern yourself? Here is a medium for great garden projects.
Want to re-invent the wheel when it comes to gardening with kids? Well here is an idea where you have fun making a miniature garden out of what nots and whatfors. It is a fun project that just chews time because everyone is so busy and certainly not clockwatching. It'll make a great holiday event.
Gardening by the moon? What on earth does that mean? Must I garden only at night? This was an honest question someone once asked me and while it seems silly it isn’t. Only this ‘Gardening by the Moon’ means something else entirely. Do you know which moon phase is best for which garden action?
Mulches and Mulching
What is mulch? When to mulch? Why mulch? How does mulching help containers? Who should mulch? Which mulch is best? Believe it or not this subject is a simple one but oh so important for your containers. Want answers to these questions plus some sound advice without too much ado? Read on …
NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon ... here is the daily ‘TO DO’ list for NOVEMBER 2011 for those who have started it. It will remain up as a featured article on the container gardening site until around 9th November and then it will go to the Container Gardening Forum to join those of previous months.
Over or Under watering Plants
Too much water and your plants will die … too little and your plants could die, a surface watering that starves the roots and your plants may die … for some plants having wet feet is fine, for others less is certainly more! How much is too much or too little or not enough? These tips will help.
Pest Control - GARLIC SPRAY
Anyone can battle insects and diseases found in container gardens with comparatively innocent and harmless products and plants. These include garlic, chillies, liquid soaps, cooking oil and others. In this article we highlight Garlic in particular as a natural pest repellent.
Pest Control - TOBACCO SPRAY
Tobacco pest spray for aphids. Do not use this! It is not organic, but besides that it is actively and directly harmful to your pots and containers; your soil and the environment. Eschew this old wives’ tale immediately. Actively ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
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