Blog List Category: Plant Care

Washing Tree Roots Before Planting

In a previous post I described the right way to plant a tree or shrub. If you follow that process you will have success most…

How To Debug Plants Before Bringing Them Indoors

Growing marginally hardy or non-hardy plants in cold climates usually involves growing them in containers and moving them…

Feeding Plants From the Kitchen – Which Products Actually Work?

What do you give plants to drink besides water and plant food? This question was asked on Facebook and I was surprised at the…

Does Gravel in Pots and Containers Increase Drainage?

Plant roots don’t do well sitting in wet soil, so drainage is key to healthy plants. Many books and web sites recommend…

Wood Chip Mulch Myths

The use of wood chips for mulch is very popular but there are also many myths about it. Will it rob nitrogen from the soil?…

Is Fish Fertilizer Better Than Compost?

Fish fertilizer is a common organic fertilizer that is recommended for both houseplants and the garden. It has a strong…
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