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House plants October 7, 2008

Posted by liajo in general.
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During the summer I have a bad habit of ignoring my house plants.  They always manage to survive if not thrive, but I always feel bad about neglecting them.  After all it is my house plants that get me through the winter without going completely crazy. 

This weekend I noticed a couple of plants that need to be re-potted and a couple more that could use some more soil or need pruning.  I’ll set aside some time in the next week to take care of these things, unless it gets warm and then I’ll be raking leaves, or planting in the greenhouse. 

Sometime before Thanksgiving all get around to the house plants.  I promise. 

Pruning tomatos September 14, 2008

Posted by liajo in gardening mistakes.
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I make a lot of gardening mistakes and NOT pruning is one of them.  I should have pruned the tomatos about six weeks ago, I just couldn’t make myself to it.  I know pruning is good for the fruit, but the object is to grow plants.  Pruning doesn’t seem to agree with that objective.

I did prune the tomatos this weekend.  It took a good couple of hours but I am pleased with the results.  Now there is better air circulation around and between the plants, and light can get down to the soil.  I know that I will see the results in more and bigger tomatos.

Maybe next time something needs to be pruned I’ll remember this.