Indoor Gardening Tips for Jerry Seinfeld

Written by Candee Stark

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Helpful Hint: Buy yourself a small spiral notebook and tape your care tags inside. Also include: purchase date, fertilizer dates, andrepparttar dates that you have repotted. Your plants will thrive because of it!

8. Your indoor plants need to be "fed" often because vital nutrients are flushed out ofrepparttar 113384 soil each time you water. You can opt to use a slow release fertilizer that is added torepparttar 113385 soil or you can use a liquid fertilizer that is added in small amounts when you water your plant. Don't fertilize in winter, instead, fertilize regularly during growing and flowering stages. (March-October)

Helpful Hint: If you find it hard to remember when you last fertilized, write yourself a quick reminder on your calendar for when to do it next. This isn't an exact science but your plants will tell you if you are fertilizing too much by having burned or dried leaves....fertilize less frequently if you notice this.

9. When growing plants indoors in containers, do not use soil fromrepparttar 113386 garden as it does not yield good results. Outdoor soil can contain insects, weeds, and disease-causing organisms that can actually harm other healthy plants already living indoors. Additionally, outdoor soils become compacted when put into small containers. This will lead to problems withrepparttar 113387 plant's roots and might also impede drainage.

10. We all need room to grow and plants do too! When you notice that roots are coming out ofrepparttar 113388 drainage hole or seem thick and/ or matted, it is time to repot your plant.

Helpful Hint: When picking a container/pot for your house plants, make sure it will drain properly. I know what you are probably thinking...many pots are sold without drainage holes! If you find one that you are absolutely in love with drill a hole inrepparttar 113389 bottom ofrepparttar 113390 container, otherwise your plant will almost certainly die. Without a drainage hole, water collects inrepparttar 113391 pot and causes damage torepparttar 113392 roots. If this isn't an option you can double pot your plant.


Are you feeling a bit more hopeful? I hope you and Jerry run out and buy a new plant for your home. If you still donít getrepparttar 113393 results you were hoping for, maybe a cactus garden isrepparttar 113394 thing for you! Just teasing and happy gardening!

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Guide to Servicing your Chainsaw

Written by Keith Kingston

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After every 10 hours of use you need to clean or replacerepparttar air filter. Byreplacingrepparttar 113383 air filter on a regular basis your chainsaw will be able to run cooler and use less fuel.

The sprocket tip should be lubricated after every 10 hours of use. You will know that lubrication is complete when a small amount of grease appears atrepparttar 113384 edge ofrepparttar 113385 guide bar nearrepparttar 113386 sprocket.

For every 10 hours of userepparttar 113387 guide bar should be turned. Fliprepparttar 113388 guide bar over to promote an even wear pattern onrepparttar 113389 bottom and top ofrepparttar 113390 bar. Inspectrepparttar 113391 spark plug after every 10 hours of use and cleaned or replaced as necessary.

For every 10 hours of userepparttar 113392 spark arrester screen should be inspected and cleaned and replaced when necessary. The spark arrester screen prevents sparks from leavingrepparttar 113393 exhaust port and hurtingrepparttar 113394 operator or falling on flammable materials.

The fuel filter should be replaced after every 20 hours of use. Poor performance can result ifrepparttar 113395 filter becomes clogged.

To ensurerepparttar 113396 maximum performance performrepparttar 113397 following procedures as needed to prolongrepparttar 113398 life of your chainsaw. Take your chainsaw to an authorized dealer ifrepparttar 113399 carburetor needs adjustment. The chain blades should be sharpened periodically as they become dull.

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