I am sowing seeds in pots indoors this winter and I will transplant them outdoors this spring. How deep should I plant the seeds in my pots?
A great, cost-effective and rewarding way to kick-start your garden is to start your seeds indoors. There are an abundance of successful methods for starting seeds, but one clever, easy-to-do technique is to use empty toilet paper rolls (or paper … Read Article
What can you tell me about growing African violets? I never have success.
Suet, animal fat from around the loin and kidneys of cattle and sheep, is often mixed with seeds, grains, nuts and fruits in a form of a cake, patty or ball to be used as bird food.
Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell … Read Article
What exactly does “semi-evergreen” mean? Is it the same as “semi-deciduous”?
The term “texture” in regards to garden design does not refer to how a plant feels but rather the overall visual texture of the plant—the size and shape of the plant and its foliage. Common words to describe the texture … Read Article
What’s the key to success with growing caladium as a houseplant?
Mulch is often used around a garden to help enrich and protect the soil of our favorite plants. However, mulch should not be limited to only outdoor use.
I have a small collection of cacti that I keep as houseplants and they never flower. Any ideas why?
There is something to be said about choosing to purchase a seed collection—that is, multiple varieties of the same veggie in one seed packet: