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Gidday my friends!
Marty Ware here, yet again from the Potted Vegetable Garden on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland Australia and today we are discussing Peat Pots and Balcony Strawberries.
If you have grown Strawberries before, then you would know that each year they throw out suckers on a long string like vine. This vine keeps on growing for sometimes up to five plants long, and each plant that is attached can finally become a mature fruit producer.
In a normal garden setting we would just let them run a long the ground and throw roots, but in a container, they either need to reach another container, or have a peat pot attached.
Each Peat pot is encased in a little sack and can be attached by gardening twine like you can see in the photo's. To get the best and quickest results you can add a dash of rooting hormone or brush on a bit of honey, the roots will strike faster!
To be honest I don't worry about that, I just soak the Peat pots for about ten minutes and tie them up with the gardening twine. It takes a little bit at first to get the hang of it, but once you wrap up one or two, you will get it!
You may also want to invest in a little spray bottle and each morning give them spray. You may even want to add a weak solution of seaweed mix such as Seasol, to bring out optimum health. It's like a little mineral vitamin pill for them!
The other option is to add a vertical plastic bottle tower, such as I have, to also give your Strawberry Runners a permanent home.
The other plants left over, once they throw roots and have filled the Peat pots can be placed in other containers, given to friends or go out into the garden.
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Marty & Karin Ware
This day and age we all realize just how important it is for us to recycle. The reason being as we all know, is there is just too much waste in this world and there is literally tons of material going into landfill each and every day.
As you can see in the photo above these recycled garden containers serve two purposes, the bottom as the container and the top as a cover, to create a mini greenhouse in cooler weather or for colder nights.
In this photo the containers have also been raised off the ground, so they don't get cold from the ground. Plants don't respond to cold roots.
Another way to keep them warm at nights is to sit them in gravel that warms up through the day and releases heat at night. Also a warm brick wall in a protected corner will do the same thing.
Good luck with your container garden recycle projects this spring, whether your an expert or a beginner it's the same for each and everyone of us, we all come across a wide variety of trial and tribulations, but that's what makes it fun too right?
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Gidday my friends. Marty Ware here!
Thanks so much for coming and checking out the 1st blog post of my new journey into gardening and growing food.
I realize as I make mistakes along the way that I am continually learning and will keep learning until the day I pass on from this Earth.
So, really I am a Beginner and always will be!
This blog and website has always been placed in here from the knowledge I have acquired over time and not often enough from the mistakes I have made.
Recently since I have committed myself more to just gardening and the growing of food, some amazing things have started to happen. I am attracting like minded souls who have more knowledge than I have for growing food and this is just great!
Why? Because I can grow and then offer more to world in the ways of growing food at home.
So, here is what I am going to do!
I plan to document my gardening adventure right here about the progression I am having both mistakes and success. You will find over time videos and blog posts that hopefully inspire you too to take action and start growing healthy tasty fresh food at home!
I ask also that you come with me on this journey and get involved. Maybe you will have answers to some problems I am having. Maybe I can help you with certain issues that you are having.
Best of all I believe that we can share this all together and pass it on to friends, family, acquaintances and our children for future generations. It really is my goal to get as many people as possible growing food at home. There are many reasons why and I will cover this is future posts to come. Yes, our future of all and the earth depends on it.
So, please come with me and join in on this adventure of exploring how to grow food at home whether it be on the patio or the outdoor vegetable patch, I plan to cover it all.
Yes, I have been looking at building one of these real soon! At the moment Karin and I are collecting the bottles so we can get into production soon. As I have my garden on the verandah I think I will find a way to attach it to the wall.
If you would like to see the photos for this construction in step by step then I suggest you click the link provided here and see Mr Willem the creator in action. Just don't forget to come back!
How to build a bottle tower container garden
I will keep you guys posted once i get into contruction and cover the whole process with you all. Happy gardening and see you at the next blog post when we cover more about growing wonderful foods at home in containers!
ps: We have some surprises for you coming up!
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I just came across a video that is like something I have never seen before, is the future in keeping disease away from Tomatoes? Let me know what you think in a comment below!
Funny title isn't is Lettuce Leaves and Worm Wee?
Actually this will only be a short tip, but quite a good one if you like to grow your own salad at home.
If you have been following this blog and looking within the website you would of know that I already own a worm farm.
(Watch The Video Above To What The Color Of Your Worm Wee Should Be!)
I have had this worm farm now for over a year and just love it!
I haven't collected any casting yet, yes they are there!
But I have been using the water that runs through the system as a liquid fertilizer.
I put it on just about everything and all my plants love it.
What I do is water it down to a weak tea color and liquid fertilize!
Everything is green and healthy and just loving that worm wee!
Truthfully its not all worm wee, its a mixture of the compost run off and the worm casting run off!
Now to get to the point about the Lettuce leaves, well you see for lettuce not to taste bitter it needs lots of water and nutrients!
The worm wee provides exactly what my lettuce needs and to be honest I have have bought lettuce twice in one year now.
Every time the lettuce goes to seed I collect it and when its about 3 weeks old I sprout more!
Yes, it's an endless cycle of lettuce and I eat it everyday.
Hay, even my 5 year old daughter Karin has a bit on some and our new Budgie (Australian Parrot) loves it too!
See you again soon and happy Gardening!
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pps: Oh, I forgot to mention you buy a $7 Ebook all on Worm Farming right here!
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