April 15, 2021

The Reluctant Gardening Calendar – March

Growing veggies in containers for several years has taught me a few things about gardening. The plants that have done well for me have been tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Although they are best planted in the ground these edible plants do produce small crops but there are certain factors that will need attention.

The plant itself can require some pruning. A helpful tip is to start removing the bottom leaves of the plant once it is a few inches tall. This is because those bottom leaves are the ones that tend to develop fungus and other problems. Pruning those leaves can protect the entire plant.

Knees to Chest. Lie on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Wrap your arms around your chins, or just grab onto your knees. Press your back into the floor, and hold for a minute. Rest, and repeat twice more.

If you have no garden lot to grow your plants in, why not try indoor eindhovense hovenier? There are specific types of plants that can be grown inside homes. These plants will also keep the air pure and clean.

Blossom-end rot on your tomatoes is a common problem with new greenhouse gardeners. This is caused by a lack of calcium or irregular irrigation. So be sure to use a fertilizer containing sufficient calcium and don’t let your plants dry out between waterings.

If you’ve done, or are planning, a garden project – like a pond, decking or landscaping for example – you could use that as your starting point. Write up a step-by-step guide to what you did. Include a ‘shopping list’ of items that are required for the project, with estimated costs. Things like this make a project seem more achievable and boost your credibility.

No matter what your child’s bent is, kids gardening can be a fun and rewarding experience for them as well as the whole family. You never know if you have a “budding” landscaper, architect, nature photographer or painter in your home.