Trees in the garden

Trees are the most long-lived growing features in any garden. Once they are well established, it is very difficult to move them; pruning them if they become too big is difficult, needing skilled workmanship, and is never a permanent solution to the problems of excessive roots and over-extensive shading that arise. Since Victorian times the gardener’s problems in tree-planting have […]

Planting plants in pots

There are several important stages in the cultivation of a plant and one of these is the planting of plants in pots. This is known as potting. The move is dictated by the vigor of the plant, especially in its root system. Once it outgrows its original soil area in a pot it is necessary to provide more room for […]

Cornell Potting Mixes

CORNELL MIXES From Hobby Greenhouses in Alberta Agdex 731-5 The Cornell peat-Lite Mix* is formulated for growing topical plants. The Foliage Plant Mix ** and the Epiphytic Mix** formulas are adapted specifically for their respective plant types and are modifications of the original peat-lite mix. Cornell has used Osmocote 14-14-14 and Peters 14-7-7 fertilizers with the tropical plant mixes with […]

Standard Potting Mix

Standard Potting Mix 1.5 Bales of Lakeland Coarse Peat 2 Bags of Supreme Perlite 1 Bag of Turface Total: 9.75 Bushels 6.00 Bushels 1.50 Bushels 17.0 Bushels Add by weight: Dolomite GS AG; Micromax Aquagro `G’ Osmocote 18-6-12   950 gms (56 gm per bushel) 515 gms (30 gm per bushel) 515 gms (30 gm per bushel) 2390 gms(140 gm per […]

Orchid Potting Mix

Orchid Potting Mix 1 part peat moss 6 parts fir bark 1 part medium grade charcoal Articles Grow Delphiniums from Seed Container Gardening Recipes Garden Loam Potting Soil John Innes Potting Compost Orchid Potting Mix Cacti Potting Mix Alpines Potting Mix Shade Potting Mix Cutting Potting mix A. Knutson Potting mixes CORNELL MIXES Cornell Peat-lite Mix Cornell Foliage Plant Mix […]

A. Knutson Potting mix

A. Knutson Potting mix Cuttings: I use composted manure mixed with sawdust to root cuttings in — it works great; don’t need rooting hormones. I use a 50:50 vermiculite/peat mix to start seeds Transplants and containers: 1/3 composted manure, 1/3 sandy loam, 1/3 peat moss   Articles Grow Delphiniums from Seed Container Gardening Recipes Garden Loam Potting Soil John Innes […]

Garden Loam Potting Soil

GARDEN LOAM POTTING SOIL Pass the garden loam through a 1/4 in (0.6 cm) sieve Warm oven to 180 degrees F (82 C) for 10 minutes Place on center rack Place foil over tray and make sure the soil reaches the above temperature. Use a meat thermometer Potting soils using garden loam Potting soils should be placed through a sieve […]