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Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle in 3 Months

Garden Jungle

Garden Jungle

Go from nothing to a garden jungle in 3 months with the fastest growing woody plant in  the world. As the Bamboo shooting Season winds down. It’s amazing what 3 short months can do for a grove of established bamboo. My (Phyllostachys Aureosulcata)Yellow Groove Bamboo has reached heights of 30+ ft tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. This is the most incredible plant that has ever grown in this yard. And it’s doing exactly what I waited 14 years of my impatient life for it to do, Amazing people! I shutter to think what my yard will look like in 14 more years. I only hope I live long enough to see my canes reach 3-4 inches in diameter. At least I know every year I can go to a garden jungle in just 3 months.

Cold Hardy Bamboo

With 34 different species growing as we speak this place will be astounding when all are mature. It will be an absolute paradise and I can’t wait. With a few simple techniques I will keep it all right where I want it and no farther. For more information on containing running bamboo see future blog posts right here. Since writing this post I  have gained another 2 species in my garden jungle. The garden jungle looks fabulous and as we speak each grove is starting to gain strength and vigor.

Garden Jungle Bamboo Growth Rates

By this time next year the garden jungle will have doubled in size and be amazing. My Rubromarginata will be 25 ft tall next year and my P. vivax will be 15 -20 ft tall with large canes and beautiful coloration. This is one of my favorite variegated bamboos. I am anxiously waiting for my P. Aureosulcata “Aureocaulis” to put up some nice sized canes, it’s been in the ground about 5 years and seems to be sizing up  very slowly. It’s crazy how the fastest growing woody plant in the world sometimes takes so long to size up. It takes patience to grow bamboo for the simple fact that bamboo takes a long time to establish a grove unless you start with many divisions. It’s been said that bamboo sleeps, creeps and leaps. The first year it spends its time growing rhizomes so you don’t see much growth above ground. The second year it sends those rhizomes far and wide, and puts up some medium size shoots. The third year it leaps and you will see a tremendous amount of growth. And you will go from a small garden to a garden jungle in 3 months.

Organic Horticulture

Organic Horticulture

Organic Horticulture

Organic Horticulture
Celebrity Tomato Plant

There are a lot of ways folks use to produce their own gardens. But the one used more often is known as organic horticulture. Better known as organic gardening.

Organic horticulture is gardening by nature. Without the aid
of commercial plant food. Fertilizers and other chemicals that are applied to help raise healthy mature faster growing plants. Raising fruits, veggies and herbs organically will take time. And a bit of patience but it can happen.

When growing fruits and veggies you may
need to be creative but you will be able to raise all your
yields organically. A little space can go a long way.

Organic Horticulture Techniques

There are different techniques to produce the similar effects that
plant foods or fertilizers give you. Taking good care of the soil calls for you
to cultivate it numerous times throughout the year. So that when you’re ready to plant you are able to guarantee that your soil is good soil. Rich in vitamins and minerals to get your new seed off to a good start. With bottom heat your plants will take off.

Composting Organic Material

Composting will create those vitamins and minerals to help fertilize your garden and make your plants healthy and hearty. You’ll discover simple methods to apply in order to keep your garden growing better each season.

When you teach your kids to garden organically they can
relish the reality that they can enjoy fresh fruits and
vegetables right off the vine. I use compost every year to beef up the soil in the greenhouse. With
chemical fertilizers you must wash off your food good in order to
remove the chemical from the food.

You may notice that breathing in the chemicals could also cause you
to experience nausea. And make it hard to breathe. If you’re
suffering from allergies. Plants can mature great on their own.
They just require time and a bit of TLC. Visit my new Amazon Store to see our list of products  www.amazon.com/shops/A13JAQNPXDNX

Thank You

By Jeff Gabelman

Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening Simple Gardening

Hydroponic Gardening was derived from the Greek word hydro. Which means “water” and ponic, which means “labor or water-working”. Hydroponic gardening involves growing plants with roots in other fertilizer solutions and without soil.

Hydroponics gardening is as simple as ordinary gardening. Both of them need sufficient light, water, temperature and humidity. But with hydroponic gardening, no soil is used. Instead a soil substitute holds the roots while nutrients are carried by the water. Indoor hydroponic gardening is not that hard and plants respond well to this method of growing.

This is one of the major things to consider in hydroponics gardening because it sustains the plants. You have to make sure that this nutrient solution stays at a pH level of 5 to 6 after diluted. The plants should be watered more than three times a day. This is usually done using a pump and timer. The plants in this picture were started hydoponically. And then moved into pots with soil for sale.

Indoor Hydroponic Gardening

If your hydroponic garden is indoors, the best temperature is between 71 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature may change depending on the different types of plant you are working with.

Place your plants somewhere they can receive enough light. Otherwise artificial light must be used. High sodium lights or bulbs are a suitable fix for natural light.

Humidity is good. When the room’s temperature rises, the air will hold the amount of moisture your plants will need.

Hydroponics Gardening Fully Automated

A hydroponic gardening system can be fully automated. Since it is water-based, the gardener has no soil to dig or weeds to pull. Also, the water can be re-used to prevent wastage.

With hydroponics, an excellent yield of quality plants can be achieved. Home hydroponic gardening systems and DIY kits are  available in most hardware stores. Growing hydroponically has its benefits. You can grow a fairly large yield in a very limited amount of space. Which is a big deal when growing indoors. Here is a link to my new Amazon Store  www.amazon.com/shops/A13JAQNPXDNX

Thank You

By Jeff Gabelman

Tips For Indoor Gardeners

Here are some  tips for indoor gardeners. While all plants are quite apt to prosper indoors, they do need more or less the same conditions to grow as outdoor plants do. These conditions are a good supply of fresh air, proper sunlight, water and nutrients such as plant food commonly known as ‘fertilizer’. We will include here a few tips that are sure to make your indoor plants grow healthier and add beauty to your surroundings.

Ever notice how plants will face the source of sunlight? This is because the sun is the main source of their nutrition. Plant leaves change water and nutrition from the soil to food through a process called ‘photosynthesis’. A plant must get light to get photosynthesis. The soil and water will take care of the rest.

A couple of hours of sunlight is a must for your indoor plants. If you do not have a place where you can have adequate sunlight, and cannot move the plants you should consider purchasing a couple of indoor gardening lights. Ordinary lights will not do.

Indoor gardening lights provide enough of ultraviolet light to nourish the plants. Provide adequate water to your plants. Your indoor plants need ‘room temperature’ water to survive. Do not over water the plants, most plants die due to a lack of water or a surplus of it than they do of any other reason.

Follow a rule of thumb, like you test a cake you should pierce a knitting needle into a plant container. If the needle goes in with ease the soil is just the right dampness, if not increase the quantity of water a bit.

Fertilizers are also important, once a fortnight add a scoop of indoor plant fertilizer to your plant pot. Used tealeaves are also a very good supply of nutrition to your plant. Follow these simple tricks and you will see your indoor garden prospering very soon.

Never too Late to Plant Bamboo

It’s never too late to plant bamboo. I have planted bamboo every month out of the year. Bamboo is the greatest plant on the planet today. It has more uses than any other plant alive today. Plus it produces more oxygen than trees and many other plants. Its great for the environment and has thousands of uses for things at home. Stays beautiful in the winter and holds its green leaves  even after ice storms. Its the most incredible plant I’ve ever grown.  Did you know that you can cut 1/3 of your grove every year and not hurt the health of the grove. My biggest bamboo is Phyllostachys Aureosulcata or Yellow Groove I have one shoot that is 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It will probably be at least 3o ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees f., my yellow groove never disappoints. Very strong wood crooked canes and yellow stripes on green canes. Beautiful, just beautiful. It forms a nice bamboo grove. There are many different species of bamboo. Some are hardy some are not. If you’re thinking about planting bamboo be sure to check your zone restrictions and get a bamboo plant that is hardy to your zone or you will be highly disappointed the following year, when you find your bamboo dead. If your bamboo is hardy to your area many times it will hold it’s green leaves all winter long, which in the winter is a beautiful sight to see. There are many different species that are hardy to many different zones. Even though you can plant bamboo in any month of the year I wouldn’t necessarily recommend planting it in the frozen ground. It may be ok to do this but the plant may suffer severe transplant shock and take a long time to recover. The only reason I did it was because I was under a time limit to get it out or  they were going to bulldoze it. But it took a couple of years for it to bounce back.

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Phyllostachys Aureosulcata 10 pots 1-3 ft tall. Hardy to -15 degrees F.

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