Easy Tips for Growing Strawberries in Pots

Easy Tips for Growing Strawberries in Pots

Growing strawberries in pots has become a common practice to many gardeners due to the advantages attached to it.

First and foremost it’s more convenience since you are able to move your plants around in pots with respect to the direction of the sun, hence more exposure to sunlight and warmth.

Secondly you can avoid cases of soil-borne diseases and slugs dodging in by lifting the plants off the ground.

Moreover, you are able to force an extra- early crop by moving your plants under cover during winter. Another advantage of growing strawberries in pots is that you will only require a small growing space due to their compact nature.

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African violet Care: How to make your AVs Bloom

African violet Care: How to make your AVs Bloom

African violet care is an important process. Especially, bearing in mind that they have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but under suitable conditions they will thrive, producing long blooming flowers throughout much of the year.

Most modern African violets (Saintpaulia spp.) will bloom throughout the year without much effort on your part.

However, there are a number of cultural issues that discourage them from blooming or worse, kill them altogether.

So, how do you make sure that your African violets (AVs) flower almost every time?

Short answer, take good care of them!

Here’s how:

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27+ Lavender Varieties for Growing in Pots and Outdoor

27+ Lavender Varieties for Growing in Pots and Outdoor

There are dozens of lavender varieties available worldwide. With so much choice, it becomes difficult for most gardeners to select the suitable ones to grow.

I thought it would be helpful to research and suggest different lavender varieties so that you don’t have to do any heavy-lifting.

Today I’m going to discuss lavender varieties for the following purposes;

  • Essential oil production
  • Suitable varieties for growing in pots and containers
  • Best varieties for outdoor cultivation

Go through this article and am sure by the time you finish reading, you will have easy time selecting the best lavender variety for your next garden project.

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7 Easy Steps to Growing Lavender in Pots

7 Easy Steps in Growing Lavender in Pots

Lavender has been one of the most grown herbs by many gardeners for years due to its fragrance, leaf color, medicinal value, beautiful flowers as well as its hardy characteristics. No wonder growing lavender in pots has risen in popularity over the recent past.

Just like mints lavender belongs to Lamiaceae family and can be described as a semi- woody perennial sub- shrub.

This beautiful herb has an amazing potential of staying evergreen throughout the year depending on weather conditions and the location it’s grown.

Lavender is cultivated as an ornamental plant and its fresh flowers can be used in flavoring sauces and desserts.

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How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

Watering potted plants seem like such a simple task, however if it is not done correctly the plant won’t survive.

In fact, of all the care given to potted plants, watering is probably the one cultural practice that causes the most problems. The most common cause of early plant death is generally considered to be over-watering.

Fortunately for us, ninety five percent of the plants out there will be happy if you follow the simple guidelines in this article.

But first we have to agree that either too frequent or too infrequent watering is detrimental to the plant – regardless of the requirements of water.

This raises the question; how do you know how much water to give your plants and how often?

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