Why is Indoor Plant Nursery a Boon to Health?

Why is Indoor Plant Nursery a Boon to Health?

Indoor Gardening
Gone are the days when indoor plants would be treated as just another piece of furniture and left in a corner. Today, we are more open to the concept and the benefits of having an indoor plant nursery and their advantages simply outweigh the work involved. The most important aspect of keeping an indoor plant is the fact they lighten the mood of a room and add to the positive ambiance in your rooms. There are several types of indoor plants available in the market and you need to choose the best one for your home. When you choose the indoor plants, you need to choose some plants which will require minimum maintenance and watering. Apart from that, you need to prune these plants after stipulated time frame and you…
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Beat the Heat – Grow an Herb Garden Indoors

Beat the Heat – Grow an Herb Garden Indoors

Container Gardening, Herb Gardening, Indoor Gardening
We've been gone... gardening!Hi gardening readers, I know it has been a while! the garden has taken on a new life this year and we have added a full blown herb farm to the mix. We've been so busy gardening we haven't had time for posting. But I got an email from the folks at Fix and thought, yeah, I'd like to share that one! How to Grow a Thriving Herb Garden is a savvy, helpful (and colorful!) article on growing herbs indoors. It made me feel cool just reading it, not having to be outside in the heat. It provides a germination chart, pruning advice, and planter ideas. Enjoy! P.S. I hope your gardens are doing well! Source: Fix.com Blog
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Forcing Flowering Shrub Blooms

Indoor Gardening
We talked about Forcing Bulbs Inside. But, much less is said about forcing flowering shrubs to bloom . This is easy to do and can be done right in the middle of a raging blizzard! This fact is simply amazing given how easy it is to do. We are about to let you in to one of gardening's best kept secrets. Are you ready?? Forcing those blooms are as easy as one-two-three. One, put on your jacket and hat. Two, grab your pruning shears or a sharp knife. Three, go out to your favorite flowering bush or tree. Four, look for a branch with buds on it. Cut the branch at a length that is right for the vase you will use. Five, bring the branches indoors, and put it…
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Forcing Bulbs Inside

Forcing Bulbs Inside

Indoor Gardening
Forcing Bulbs Forcing bulbs is one of the more enjoyable indoor gardening projects. In simple summary, you are convincing a spring bulb that it has slept through the winter months and encouraging it to awaken into full spring bloom, even though the snow is piling up outside your window. Your reward is a colorful bloom and scent during otherwise grey and drab days. What better way to beat the winter doldrums!?! [caption id="attachment_4199" align="alignright" width="300"] Gemma Evans[/caption] Forcing bulbs is not too difficult. It just takes time, patience and a little advance planning. Sure, you can buy potted bulbs already forced and ready to grow. But why do that? You are the the gardener. Why let someone else get all the fun!?! Step by Easy Step: Select the bulbs you…
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Winter Garden Salad

Winter Garden Salad

Growing Food, Healthy Eating, Indoor Gardening, Organic Gardening, Year Round Gardening
If it is a bit early to begin growing seeds indoors for transplants for the spring garden where you are, you don't have to wait! Even if you don't have a greenhouse, you make a windowsill winter garden salad. You can eat it within weeks! Grow your own Micro-Greens! Use a window box liner with drainage holes as your container. You will also need a tray to set under it so you won't have a mess. Fill the box with soilless seeding mixture, lightly moistened. Don't fill too full or you will not be able to water without a mess Plant lettuce seeds. Be sure to use the leaf lettuce variety, not the heading types. You can even mix in other greens like kale, arugula, mizuna, mache or corn salad…
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How To Grow African Violets Successfully All Year Round

How To Grow African Violets Successfully All Year Round

Flower Gardening, Indoor Gardening
The African violet (Saintpaulia) first headed the pot-plant popularity polls about twelve years ago and has held the top spot ever since, with each year bringing an increasing number of friends. Varieties of this gesneriad are numbered in the thousands, and it is one of the few florists' plants which blooms throughout the year. Natural light will vary with the season, increasing in spring, decreasing in fall. As light increases you may have to increase the shading on your greenhouse, and vice versa. I have shading on the outside of the greenhouse and two thicknesses of tobacco cloth inside. The thickness of this cloth is not varied with the seasons, but I add or decrease shade on the outside of the house. Low light intensity reduces the number of flowers…
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Timing a Christmas Cactus Just Right

Timing a Christmas Cactus Just Right

Indoor Gardening
Coaxing Christmas Cactus... The common holiday cacti (Thanksgiving Cactus, Christmas Cactus, Easter Cactus) often refer to several closely related species in the genus Schlumbergera. Commonly cultivated, numerous cultivars have been produced ranging from red, pink, and peach to white and can appear in massive numbers on a single plant. They are originally forest cacti, growing as epiphytes at elevations between 3300 to 5600 feet (1000 and 1700 meters) above sea level in the Organ Mountains north of Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil, South America where they are called Flor de Maio (May Flower). What steps should be taken to ensure a blooming Christmas Cactus this December? The "trick" to getting Christmas cactus to bloom in the following years after purchase comes down to two things: light and temperature. These…
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Bulb Forcing Timetable

Bulb Forcing Timetable

Indoor Gardening
NAME OF BULBWEEKS OF COLD WEEKS TO BLOOM Amaryllis/Hippeastrumnone6 to 8 Chionodoxa luciliae 15 2-3 Crocus chrysanthus 15 2-3 Crocus vernus 152 Eranthis hyemalis 152 Fritillaria meleagris 153 Galanthus nivalis 152 Hyacinth prepared 10-12unprepared 11-14 2-3 Iris danfordiae 15 2-3 Iris reticulata 15 2-3 Muscari armeniacum13-15 2-3 Muscari botryoides alba14-15 2-3 Narcissus15-17 2-3 Narcissus tazetta (paperwhites)none 3-5 Narcissus tazetta orientalisnone 3-5 Scilla tubergeniana12-15 2-3 Scilla siberica 15 2-3 Tulipa14-20 2-3 Source: The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, Brooklyn, New York
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