Self Watering Violet Pots

Written by Linda Paquette

Violet Pots

Violets and African violets grow in just about any type of flowerpot they’re put in, but usually when someone talks about violet pots, they’re talking aboutrepparttar two part ceramic pots, especially made forrepparttar 136319 African violet.

Although violet pots are a bit more expensive than standard flowerpots, they are well worthrepparttar 136320 added few cents. The main reason for failure in growing African violets is over-watering. When you use African violet pots for your plants, they have a steady supply of moisture without becoming saturated. Also referred to as “self-watering pots”, violet pots are two-piece sets consisting of a reservoir, typically made of glazed ceramic and an unglazed ceramic pot for growing your plants. When you add water torepparttar 136321 reservoir and reinsertrepparttar 136322 unglazed pot, it displacesrepparttar 136323 water, makes it ride uprepparttar 136324 sides and provides even moisture for your potting mix. You simply refillrepparttar 136325 reservoir every week to ten days.

Grow Your Own SIMPLE Tea Garden

Written by Don Rohde, Cedar Creek Woodshop

Materials Needed 1 decorative clay or metal planter

1 package of clay pellets (approx. 30 pellets)

3 packets of organic tea leaves seeds (YOUR CHOICE) Grow-rich or nutrient-rich potting soil (ASK YOUR NURSERY FOR THE BEST RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR AREA)

Directions 1. Spreadrepparttar clay pellets evenly along bottom of planter. These will absorb water and promote healthy root development ofrepparttar 136126 tea plants.

2. Moisten potting soil in a large plastic bag and then spread mix over clay pellets in planter, leaving 1/2 inch at top of planter.

3. Sprinkle seeds on soil, leaving about 2 or so inches between different varieties.

4. Lightly coverrepparttar 136127 seeds with dry soil, and then moisten slightly with a spray bottle or a few drops of water.

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