It’s time to start planting!
As usual, there are a few things you’ll need to pick up before you get started – some new pots, fertilizer, and plugs for your seeds or cuttings. Before you head to the nursery, check this out - GeoPot understands the last minute rush to make sure you’re stocked up on the necessities, so to help you out, All GeoPots, GeoPlanters, Geoflora, iHort kits, and Octo-Flow are 15% off through the end of April.
What your container garden really, really needs
Roots are often excluded from garden maintenance schedules, and if not attended to, can end with the plant becoming root-bound and eventually in its demise.The roots continue to grow with the plant, but since they’re in a container they only have so much room branch out. As they continue growing, they’ll hit the edge of the pot and circle back onto themselves. This is how the roots end up eventually eating up most of the soil in the pot, and the plant could die of stress or starvation as a result. This is why it’s so important to prune your plant’s roots to keep it healthy
My seeds are sprouting! Why do they need fertilizer?
Let’s talk about your garden style…
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your garden! From what you want to plant, where you’re going to put it, and what tools you’ll need to take out of storage or buy more of – the work has just begun! If you’re planning a container garden, you know that it’s not just the plants, it’s what you plant them in. Some containers look great, but they can be bad for your plants, bad on your back, or just won’t last a full season! If you’re in the market to update your garden, here are 6 of the most commonly used containers for outdoor planting:
Show your plants you care: give them the support they need
Planning a new garden for the upcoming season can be exciting, there’s such a variety of flowers, veggies, and berries to consider! While plotting out where each plant will go, it’s best to consider what you may need to support them, as well.This goes beyond choosing soil or fertilizer – it’s understanding what you’ll need to support those plants as they grow, and they can surprise you with how fast this seems to happen! That little cucumber sprout? Before you know it, it’s a 6-foot vine snaking all through your garden and oftentimes right over the other plant!
Gorgeous climbing plants for your yard
It’s not just the sweet smell that makes these gardens attractive, it’s the colorful display that these plants give to your yard that can transform everything – red, blues, purples, you name it! But if you want to make a real statement, nothing will make more of a spectacular exhibit than a wall or trellis filled with climbing vines in full show!
Grow lights are useful, but you gotta be careful!
Plants love the sunlight – it’s how they eat, grow, and get energy. The amount of sunlight a plant gets can have a big effect on how much the plant can grow, and how heavy their yields are. Growers have tried to better use and understand how light affects their grow; either with greenhouses or indoor grow rooms, which rely on special grow lights to simulate sunlight. Though greenhouses generally capture enough natural light to ensure a strong grow, there can come times when they need to supplement the interior with grow lights as well, and this is where thigs can get complicated.
Keeping it clean to make next season easy
If your harvest routine includes drying and saving herbs, fruits, spices, or any plant matter, really, then you know that an important part of finishing up the season is cleaning up to make the next season as smooth as possible. Even if you’re not drying any of your grow, clean-up is important – but for those who add drying into their repertoire, there’s a few more tools to look after, and they’re vitally important!
Let’s look at the 5 tools you use when trimming, and how you should clean them…
Avoid these six mistakes when transplanting
It’s getting close to the time when you can start a seedling indoors in preparation for having a healthy sprout to transplant when spring rolls around. Starting from seed is a common choice for many growers, as it’s far easier on the budget than buying young plants at a nursery. While it can be more profitable and add to the sense of pride you have in your grow when starting from seed, if care isn’t taken when transplanting the seedlings, it may cost you a whole lot more in the long run. That’s not say that you shouldn’t grow from seed, it just means that there’s a lot to be mindful of when moving your new plant from pot to ground. Here are the top six mistakes growers may make while transplanting:
Create a colorful display in your hanging garden this winter
If you were using the GeoPot Hanging Garden Pot outside this summer, there’s some great news: you can use the same pots to bring colorful hanging gardens inside, as well! Now that your summer flowers are past their prime, it’s time to move your hanging garden inside and give the interior of your home a whole new look that will include plants that flower in winter, bedding plants like primrose, and trailing vines to add an interesting visual twist. Let’s look at the five steps to create a stunning winter hanging garden:
Planning your raised bed for spring? Here’s what grows best
What’s important when planning on using a raised bed planter for your grow is knowing what is going to grow best in it. The most important aspect of this is knowing the depth of your bed, and what plants will take well to the fairly shallow area they have to root in. Geoplanter raised garden beds are some of the most durable raised beds that combine the benefits and aeration of GeoPots with a raised bed construction that requires no tools and can be put up in a matter of minutes. Available in 12” and 14” depths, there are any number of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that can be grown in them, let’s take a look:
6 reasons why a grow tent is great for winter gardening
For those growers who want only the highest-quality vegetables, grown as healthy and as sizable as though they were outdoors in the spring. While this may seem like a tall order in the middle of winter – it’s completely doable. The Light Room Grow Tent is the secret to making this happen, and for plenty of good reasons! If you’re thinking about taking the next step with your indoor grow, here are 6 reasons a Light Room Grow Tent is the best next move for your indoor plants: