As the shop owner said, cat grass is really easy to grow! And the grasses grow very fast too, growing about an inch every day! I think cat grass will make a good present for my friend who keeps telling me how much she loves plant yet always kills whatever she tries to grow
Continue reading Cat Grass Day 6 – Oops! Maybe My Container is Too Small…
It is quite easy to do cutting propagation for coleus. Last month, I took four cuttings from my coleuses, and three of them have survived. I guess this wasn’t too bad for someone who propagated plant from cutting for the first time, and I have already started propagating my second batch of coleus cuttings a few days ago.
So here, let me show you how I do cutting propagation with my coleus.
Continue reading Plant Propagation from Cuttings – Coleus
When we pot our plant for the first time after getting it from a garden nursery, or repot our houseplant when it has outgrown its container, we have to choose a new container with the right size for our plant.
Using Garden Containers Too Big
When a houseplant gets too large for its container, its roots will start circling around inside the container, and restricting themselves. If our houseplants appear to dry out more quickly than they used to, but are otherwise healthy, the plants are probably pot bound. Continue reading Containers for Houseplants – Size Matters!
Besides sunlight, nothing can be more valuable to an indoor gardener than her garden journal. A record of your plants’ details, such as the purchasing dates of your plants, the dates when your plants bloom or mature, the sizes, the colors, and all other information you have found about your plants, is an essential resource of your gardening experience. Your gardening journal will help you answer questions about what your plant may need if it starts looking poorly, and will remind you of what works and what doesn’t.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of describing how distorted the shape of my echeveria has become, or how well (or bad) my African violet is growing, I record all these simply by taking photos of my plants every once a while. Continue reading Keeping a Garden Journal
If you want to put more indoor plants in your tabletop garden, you need to use a bigger garden container with a wider opening. The size of my garden container is approximately 35 cm long, 15 cm wide (the widest part of the container), and 10 cm deep. And I would suggest you to use a garden container with some weight, so the container will not topple easily, but can keep its balance and stand stably when you are arranging the plants in the container.
Sizes of Indoor Plants
The number of indoor plants you get for your tabletop garden depends on the size of your garden container. Continue reading How to Choose Garden Container and Indoor Plants for Tabletop Garden – Bento Box?