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.
While searching the web you can find so many great gardening tips. Everything from how to make your own fertilizers, to how to keep animals out of the yard. We have a few of the better ones that we think every gardening should know about because they are so easy and good. Make gardening fun!
Line the bottom of your garden planters with a disposable clean diaper to help retain soil moisture. This way you save lots of time because you don't have to water nearly as often and the plants have a more even supply of water. The diaper also helps to keep the soil inside the pot and blocks it flowing out the drain hole.
These types of diapers container a hydrogel crystal that keeps in moisture. Just be sure and use the cheapest diapers you can find!
At the begging of the growing season, select your seeds to potting and have them ready to go. Cut the top off a lemon and carve out the center. Add new potting soil, seeds, fertilizer. Once seeds start to grow drop the whole lemon into the potting soil inside the garden planter that you are using. This not only makes the process simple but the peel with compost into the soil, adding nutrients and the plants grow.
The next time you boil veggies for a meal, don't pour the water down the drain. Instead of wasting all those precious nutrients and minerals, let the water cool and use it to water your potted plants. Of course this water is filled with all kinds of healthy nutrients that the boiled out of the veggies. Your potted plants will love you for it and you can cut down on fertilizer. A double dose of goodness.
How about using a regular over the door shoe organize and turn it into a vertical herb garden? This idea is so simple and easy to do. Fill the pockets with potting mix and add the herbs. Hang on a balcony wall, a garden fence, an apartment balcony or terrace. Each pocket can be a different herb or you can have rows of each kind. We love this placed next to a kitchen door so that you don't need to go far to clip off a few while preparing a meal.
So, if you look there are hundreds of great ideas out there. If you have any you want to share just let us know. Good Gardening!