logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Amie Radores, Ella Smtih, gecelik, Alden Gill, Swen
58024 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,024 Registered Members
417 Forums
116,828 Topics
830,995 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 303
Nancy Roussy 285
"Rosie" 168
Mona - Astronomy 117
Angie 38
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 30
Deanna - New Age 29
Angela - Drama Movies 21
CassieLyons 14
Tracy - Mental Health/Dating 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#792608 - 11/13/12 02:30 PM Time-saving Tips for Container Gardeners
Lestie - ContainerGardens Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1028
Loc: Johannesburg South Africa
Hello Everyone,

Well now ... when are you not busy?

Doesn't really matter what you do or where you work or what your family obligations are because we are ALL BUSY in our own ways. I know that a Mom may disagree as might a Nursing Sister or a CEO of any company or anyone really ... but if they like to garden in their spare time, full time, as a hobby or as a realtime pursuit, TIME COUNTS.

It is more precious than rubies, that we know too - but mostly we want to enjoy our container gardens and not only see them as choreful have-to-do centres that leave us exhausted and not really finding the time to enjoy them.

What time saving tips do you have to pass on to others? What are some of the tricks of the 'trade' you can share?

Please say your say - no matter whether you think others will or won't be interested in your shortcuts. I am betting they will be thankful for whatever you say and that it will certainly suit someone somewhere. Help Wanted Please!

Cheers now -


Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (11/13/12 02:35 PM)
_________________________
Lestie Mulholland - Container Gardening Editor

Container Gardening Site

Container Gardening Forum

"Things GARDENING are great ... they are my daily smiles on toast!" - Jennifer St John-Rose, formerly black thumb recently turned green.

Top
#793176 - 11/18/12 05:08 AM Re: Time-saving Tips for Container Gardeners [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens]
Lestie - ContainerGardens Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1028
Loc: Johannesburg South Africa
Hello Everyone,

WATERING has to be at the top of the list here as one of the possible downsides of container gardening is that this has to be done at least once a day if not more often depending on where you live. So, some time-savers in connection with only watering include:

REMEMBER to do it it! I have often come across people who keep meaning to do it but lose plants because they just forget.

GROUP your containers together correctly so that those that need a weekly water get it as do those who want a daily one.

CHOOSE your watering time/s and stick to it/them - that way it becomes a habit and you just can.

BUCKET: Another time saver to do with watering is to have a bucket of water on the balcony with a small jug. Keep it filled so that you can water easily and quickly and in measured amounts - you won't have to get out and set up the water hose or pipe all the time.

XERISCAPE: or waterwise plants like succulents and cacti could be a way to go when choosing your plants for your containers. They do not need watering as often as other plants and also make for lower maintenance gardening.

CONTAINERS: Ceramic containers and pots lose water more quickly than plastic pots. Plastic pots are not always so pretty - so plant within a pot, job done!

Add your own? Great and I say thanks...



Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (11/18/12 05:15 AM)
_________________________
Lestie Mulholland - Container Gardening Editor

Container Gardening Site

Container Gardening Forum

"Things GARDENING are great ... they are my daily smiles on toast!" - Jennifer St John-Rose, formerly black thumb recently turned green.

Top

Moderator:  Lestie - ContainerGardens 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Tim McGraw : When Fans Go To Far
by Nancy Roussy
Country Music
4 minutes 2 seconds ago
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Exercise
9 minutes 46 seconds ago
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 03:29 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 03:28 AM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 03:25 AM
What did you dream about last night?
by Nancy Roussy
Dreams
Today at 03:23 AM
OgdenBlogden TerseVersen
by xmeecosmic
Poetry
Today at 12:17 AM
Theory of Eating
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Yesterday at 07:30 PM
Makemake has a moon
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
Red Planet Reports
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 06:58 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Jana - Creativity Editor, Nancy Roussy), 44 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.