Pruning your Raspberry & Blackberry bushes is an essential & necessary task that you should complete in late winter to ensure the health of your plants, promote growth, and to optimize fruit production. You want to wait until late winter to prune your plants because the canes actually provide carbohydrates to the root system of the plants, helping the plants to better survive the harsh winter.
Last year was the first time that I was able to grow from seed to harvest & I credit my success to my "Plant Lab". The Plant Lab is located in a closet in the unoccupied bedroom on the 2nd story of my house. When I purchased the house, my first thought after seeing the empty closet racks was to turn it into a vertical growing system - and after I bought the house that is exactly what happened!
Orchids are a perfect plant for your home or office because they don't need a lot of light, water, or nutrients - just someone who knows how to deal with their delicate nature! Okay, so orchids aren't that delicate, but you have to know a few things about these unusual & beautiful epiphytes! What is an Epiphyte? Epiphytes are plants that grow on other plants, but they are not parasitic. Plants in this group include air plants & orchids as well as some ferns and bromeliads.
The first thing you may want to do is check out "How to Prune Orchids" to make sure your plant is ready to be repotted. You can repot your orchids if they have flowers on them, but there is a greater chance of damaging those flowers or stressing the plant out. A lot of orchids are potted in clear pots, so that makes it much easier to see when they need repotted. So when do orchids need repotted?
Now that your Orchids have dropped their flowers, you're probably wondering, "what did I do wrong?" This is a natural step in the growing process. The better question to ask is, "what am I supposed to do with this thing now?" Once your Orchid has dropped its flowers, you have 3 options:
Whenever I talk about grow lights, I always get a sideways glance, a suspicious look, or a playful joke - trust me, if I was growing "smelly tomatoes" I definitely wouldn't be talking about it!
It is mid-January & I can't wait another week to start growing something, so I got some Mushroom Growing kits to grow Portabella & White Button Mushrooms! Mushrooms are not my favorite food - I really only like them on pizza or steak - and only sometimes! But between Kyla's family & mine, I know we can find plenty of people that will love them.
I spent a lot of time wondering what I wanted to be, now I know what I'm going to become.
Your Passion is like a house plant - if you water & feed it, then it will grow. But conversely, if you simply admire its beauty - you like the idea of it .