Indoor gardens have different soil needs
The G-Lite Fabric Garden Pot will work well with your houseplants and your pocketbook. Made of a slightly thinner material than the traditional GeoPot fabric pot, and with only two stitches on the side as opposed to quad stitching, it’s still sewn with a high quality bonded polyester thread and will naturally air prune the plant's roots as they reach the edge. The G-Lite Fabric Garden Pot has a slimmed-down profile and square bottom design which makes it easier to find room for inside, whether you’re using your houseplant as a table centerpiece or as an accent to a room.
Keep your herbs in one place when trimming
Herbs aren’t just delectable, they grow in abundance and provide the grower with a lot to work with. They are known as woody types of herbs, and require pruning to keep them healthy and allow new growth to sprout. This year-round growth cycle gives the grower plenty of herbs to use, stockpile, or sell – they just need to be maintain these herbs by pruning so they don’t get too woodsy and will continue to grow. Because there may be a plethora of plants that require trimming at any given time during the season, it’s a good idea for the grower to have the right tools in place to streamline their workflow. For those with a lot of herbs in the garden, the Trim Bin will make harvest a breeze.
Perk up your garden for Fall
Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t perk up your garden before Winter comes barreling in and makes the ground feel more like a brick than soil. An easy way to get started is to take stock of what perennials you have currently growing and augment them with some late blooming annuals that will revamp your garden until that first hard frost hits.
Growing indoors for winter? Protect your floors and furniture
The tricky part having houseplants is knowing how much water they need. Besides making sure the plant is getting enough of it, you’ll need to make sure that any water that drains out of the pot doesn’t damage wood floors or furniture. If you have rugs, the damage can be bad for the rug as well as the floor underneath it - pigments can be leached from the pot (if it’s painted or a colored ceramic), and mold and mildew can grow underneath the pot, eating away at the rug itself. This can be avoided with the Clear Round Plastic Saucers from Left Coast Wholesale - they will prevent damage to floors, desks, and tables by inhibiting water from flowing out of the pots and onto the surface where the plant pot rests.
Ferns will feel at home in a GeoPot Squatpot
Researchers at Texas A&M have noted that “Keeping ornamental plants in the home and in the workplace increases memory retention and concentration…work performed under the natural influence of ornamental plants is normally of higher quality and completed with a much higher accuracy rate than work done in environments devoid of nature.” With the GeoPot Squatpot you’ll be ready to bring a fern (or two or three) into your home and take advantage of all the benefits an indoor plant can bring to your living space! Summer may be over soon, but there’s still a lot of growing to do. Read on to get the full story…
Getting a handle on your next growing season
GeoPot has a solution to the issue of moving pots in a container garden easily. The GeoPot Fabric Gardening Pot with Handles, available in sizes ranging from ¼ gallon to 65 gallons so you can grow as big as you need, makes it possible to lift, move, and shift the pots in your container garden with ease. GeoPot Fabric Gardening Pot with Handles is made of the same durable geotextile fabric that the original GeoPot is, just with the addition of sturdy handles on each side that make it easy to pick up and carry.
The dirt on geotextiles
Geotextile fabric has been around since the early 1950’s, and has been used in landscaping, demolition, and even to protect fossilized footprints! Geotextile fabric is woven in different ways for different applications, and they vary from open-mesh, warp-knitted, and closed fabric or non-woven textiles. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways geotextile fabric has benefitted any number of activities where soil is involved...
When your container garden is all about aesthetics
You can grow a bright bed of flowers even if you’re a novice gardener with a limited amount of space. There are any number of blooming plants that will brighten up a porch or back deck; begonias, geraniums, marigolds, and petunias are all hardy flowers that will do great in a container and add a splash of color to your space. The Round Bottom GeoPot is one of the best choices for decorative flowers around your yard, or even inside your house! The plain geotextile Round Bottom GeoPot is a complement to whatever flower you’re growing – it won’t distract the eye from the gorgeous blooms. Round Bottom GeoPots offer the benefits of air-pruning and breathability found in normal GeoPots, in a slightly slimmer, vase-like shape while still offering the same excellent breathability for heat regulation, high drainage, and sturdy construction. Read on for the full story...
Transplanting is hard for the plant – but you can help
Transplanting is one of the most stressful things for a plants system, and when it’s rushed or done incorrectly, it can kill the plant. The shock of being uprooted is difficult, and even if done carefully can result in the plant needing extra attention (and water!) for a week or so after transplanting. Here are some of the steps you can take to make the transplant less stressful for your plant:
Short on space? Consider garden wire instead
Your garden can start to get overwhelming as vines seem to snake out across the garden, and vegetables – such as cucumbers – begin to suffer from rot from laying on the damp earth.
This is where it may be time to think about buying cages, like a tomato grow cage or supportive trellis, but depending on what you’re growing a stake and some good twist tie garden wire can do the same thing for a lot less space as well as money. Here’s why twist ties can be great for your garden as well as your wallet...
What is air root pruning?
Plants for your garden that help repel pests
When it comes to a garden, most growers are interested in protecting their plants from harmful insects, but of the most irritating and dangerous parasites found in the garden can do the most harm to people and their pets: fleas and ticks. The good thing is that nature has a way of taking care of itself, and there are a number of plants that be added to your yard that naturally repel both fleas and ticks, are animal friendly, and will add a bit more green to your garden. Read on to find out more!