Archive for January, 2010
Rain water is naturally soft, has no toxic chemical sanitizers and therefore plants thrive when watered with this precious bounty from nature. Rain water is also quite abundant, well over 40,000 gallons per year will run off of the average home in north Texas. The only thing missing for most residential gardens is a practical solution to catch and store this FREE water.
A survival seed bank is a great tool for potential food. There are some things that need to be prepared besides the seeds in order to use it as a food source.
If we now check out the greenhouse, where pansy and fuchsia cuttings strike well in a frame, and can be propagated now. Stalwart antirrhinums are to be had for next year by sowing now in a temperature of 15 C. (59 F).
Many a gardener takes his holidays in August, but goes away with certain foreboding. Will there be a drought in his absence? To whom can he entrust his blue poppies and the lilies that are the apple of his eye?
Whether February brings buckets of rain or drought conditions to Southern California, there is much to plant now for beautiful spring and summer gardens. Summer Bulbs: Time to pull out summer bulbs from the refrigerator and plant them. These bulbs include tulips, crocus, gladiolus, calla lily, caladium, amaryllis, daffodils and delphiniums.