Monthly Archives: July 2009

Plant "pick-me-ups"

In addition to regular feeds, you will also need plant “pick-me-ups’ I mm time to time. These boost plant vigor at certain times, such as during the I lowering or fruiting periods. They are the plant equivalent of a vitamin … Continue reading

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Feeding your plants

Feeding Before feeding your plants gooseberries grow, you need to decide whether or not you wish to follow organic principles. If you do, you will need to use organic fertilizers only. These are obtained from “natural” waste of plants and … Continue reading

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Using a soaker hose system

During the height of summer, the job of watering the garden can seem never-ending, and half an hour after the hose has been put away the plants look dry again. By installing a soaker hose system around your garden, you … Continue reading

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When to water

Avoid watering in the heat ol the day. Many plants are susceptible to leaf scorch ii the leaves arc soaked when in strong sun. Also, some water will evaporate before it can penetrate the soil.If you have timed watering devices, … Continue reading

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Water deliveryThere is a wide a range of watering equipment available (see pages 74-75), but you need to ehoose those items most suited to your needs and your style of gardening. You will almost certainly need a watering can and … Continue reading

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Preventing moisture loss

Preventing moisture lossNo one wants to spend all their time watering, so it makes senseto explore ways to reduce moisture loss. The most effective method of minimizing water for is through mulching—covering the surface ol the soil with a Liver … Continue reading

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