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Want Some Great Gardening Advice? Read On This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter. Keep your gardening tools put away if you have a lot of traffic in the yard or on your street. Don't leave expensive tools laying out; it will be too tempting. Some people can't resist "borrowing" tools when they see things lying around with no one watching. Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd. There are many houseplants that need to be re-potted, but some prefer to stay in their existing pot. You can easily find out which plants need to be re-potted by turning each plant upside down, then tapping the pot until the plant frees itself from the pot and drops out. If what you see is mostly roots, then you will need a new pot for the plant. If only a little amount of roots or no roots are showing, then the plant is doing really well in the original pot. When tending a vegetable garden, you might find that pest control is a bit difficult. It's likely you don't want to spray pesticides around the vegetables you intend to eat. You can prevent pests from appearing in the garden by adopting a vigilant attitude. If you catch pests right away, the easiest way to eradicate them is to pick them off plants by hand. If you have a smaller garden, put in a dwarf tree. Many gardens within city limits don't have space for full-size trees, but have plenty of space for miniature versions like the dwarf fruit tree. Don't expect your trees to start bearing their full sized fruit until about 3 to 5 years from the time you plant them. Plant dormant trees in the ground in early spring, and keep them well-watered until established. Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet. Aim to increase your property's value. You can get a very high return from improving your home through landscaping. A simple investment in plants can elevate your property value by as much as 20% or more. Different plants thrive in different environments, so be sure to invest in plants that are low in moisture, and will flourish in your garden. Use autumn colors to your advantage. It's common for deciduous shrubs, vines, and trees to


wait for autumn to show off their beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. It is at this time that the plants cease production of chlorophyll and their natural pigments begin to be revealed. Click here


Want Some Great Gardening Advice? Read On