Posts tagged indoor gardening
Growing Sprouts

I have fond childhood memories of going out for lunch after Sunday church to Dale’s (Duff’s) Smorgasbord in Gallipolis, OH.  To me the coolest thing wasn’t the rotating buffet but the salad bar.  On the salad bar they had alfalfa sprouts.  Being a weird kid the preferred vegetables over sweets, I would always pile my plate high with alfalfa sprouts and those little ears of corn.  As a kid, I always wondered how those sprouts were grown.

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Caring for Christmas Cacti

Christmas cacti, known as Schlumbergera or Zygocactus, blooms at Christmas and also sometimes around Easter if cared for properly.  A month prior to Christmas you will be able to watch the tips of the leaves begin to grow and form buds.  At Christmas, as if by magic, the buds open to a beautiful flower that will add color and warmth to any holiday season.

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Caring for Hippeastrum

Hippeastrum have large extravagant trumpet shaped blooms on tall thick stems. In general they will produce 2 stems with at least 4 large flowers per stem making an impressive display.  Popular around Christmas and New Year, they flower easily and their showy flowers are sure to brighten up any room or Christmas dining table.

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Tips for Bringing Plants Indoors for Winter

If you haven’t brought your houseplants, and other plants you wish to overwinter, inside yet, it’s probably too late.  Here in the Mid-Ohio Valley we’ve already had a couple killing frosts.  However, if you’ve brought plants inside or plan to in coming years, here are some tips to help you nurse them along through the winter.

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