Can you really ever have enough gardening tips and garden pottery tips. We don't think so. We would like to share a few random ones that are our favs. Hope you can find something useful.
Bug Proof Houseplants!
To discourage pests from preying on potted houseplants, steep 2 TBS lemon peel in 4 cups of water. Strain the mix. let it cool and spray on the potted plants leaves. The citrus oil from the lemons repels insects without doing any harm to the potted plant.
Water Houseplants in Pottery half as much!
You love how leafy green plants brighten up the house, but thanks to dry indoor heat, you have had to water them nearly every day. That's because much of the water evaporates before the potted plant can absorb it. Corks to the rescue! Use a food processor to grind up 8 to 12 corks, then mix them into your potting soil. The air filled cork cells with absorb excess water and slowly release it as the soil dries out, cutting your watering duties in half.
Filtering Your Indoor Air!
Indoor pollution levels can be more than 100 times higher than outdoors, particularly when the windows are closed. Your typical potted houseplant can remove up to 87% of indoor air toxins within 24 hours. The most effective are spider plants & potted mums.
Perk Up Dull, Dreary, Potted Houseplants!
If your potted houseplants look like they need a pick me up, give them a quick rubdown with the white side of a banana peel. The skins rough texture will gently buff away dust, white it's natural oils moisturize.
Put A Potted Plant On Your Desk At Work!
Low indoor humidity, a hallmark of colder months, can speed the evaporation of tears by up to 99%. This leaves the eyes surface vulnerable to airborne irritants such as ozone and formaldehyde, which are readily produced by laser printers and other office equipment. Luckily, leafy potted houseplants can reduce a rooms pollution level by 97% within 50 mins. Potted Plants literally neutralize airborne toxins and they hydrate the air as they breathe, reducing the odds of dry eye recurrence.