For a garden in bloom in summer, it is in spring that you must take care of it! Weeding, pruning, airing, feeding, and finally sowing, the steps are precise and crucial.
Water is an increasingly precious commodity. Why not acquire water-saving habits and fight against water wastage by recovering it from various sources? The environment and your plants will be grateful and will reward you by becoming even more beautiful.
Recuperate water from your dehumidifier
The cooled cooking water of your vegetables, rainwater, water from a gutter downspout
What can we do about the diseases and insects that ravage our plants? These are of course part of nature, but their presence, if unchecked, can destroy the most beautiful of gardens. Do you have a water garden? How do you maintain and embellish it? Who doesn’t want to embellish their garden without spending a fortune?
Growing in pots
Allowing to have one’s garden at hand even for urban gardeners, pot cultivation is more constraining than outdoor cultivation. How can potted plants be successfully cultivated, and for which plants?
Which pot to choose?
Always choose the pot according to the speed of growth and the size of the plant you want to grow in it, but above all choose a second-hand pot, it’s economical and environmentally friendly. Also take into account the shape of the root system: if it is pivoting, prefer a pot that is taller than it is wide, on the contrary, if it is tracing, a pot that is wider than it is tall will do very well.
Few plants like to grow in cramped conditions; when repotting, a pot with a larger diameter than the original one should be given to them. If you don’t have time to repot every year, plan a large enough pot from the start.
Generally speaking, small perennials, biennials and annuals are grown in small pots or window boxes, whereas shrubs or fruit trees thrive much better in large pots. Trees grown in undersized pots will remain small, but this can have advantages.