Bonsai is a Japanese art form used to grow miniature plants and trees in containers. It has just its own class, beauty and elegance. This is really a whole piece of art that you can see in the small tree in front of you. Isn’t it amazing to see a tree that is just a few inches in size and is a fully grown one? Maintaining a healthy Bonsai tree that you own is simple all you need to do is to just provide it with the proper balance of regular attention and occasional preventative measures and you will experience your tree to remain healthy and thriving for years and years.
• Early spring months are the right time for repotting of your bonsai. Bonsai needs to be repotted every one or two years. Easily spring is the time when the growing season of Bonsai starts so that is why you need to repot them or when you experience your bonsai tree roots bulging out of the pot this is the sign that you need to repot your bonsai, Take the tree out of soil remove any extra sand of the roots trim them to around one third and than quickly repot the tree back before the roots dry up.
• You will need to make a complete watering schedule and water your bonsai each day at the same time according to the amount required by that particular type. Bonsais need regular watering but do not like over watering so check the soil before watering that if the soil is dry an inch from the surface that means it needs water. There should be proper drainage place in the container so that excess water should always be drained out.
• You have to place your indoor Bonsai in a way that it gets at least four hours of direct sunlight. The Bonsais are sun loving trees that require water and proper sunlight each day to prepare the food that they need for their growth. Outdoor bonsais would need the sunlight for six to eight hours but the indoor bonsais adjust according to the conditions but still need about 4 hours of direct sunlight in morning as evening sunlight may cause burn.
• Bonsai grow well in humid areas so you need to maintain humid environment around your bonsai. Usually the air within homes is very dry so you need to keep misting your Bonsai foliage with water spray several times in a day to keep it moist. Humidity level for bonsai can also be maintained by placing a small fan centered at Bonsai that will keep circulating the air for tree or can place your bonsai on a humidity tree.
• The growing season of Bonsai start from early spring to late fall. You will need to fertilize your Bonsai properly in this time period for providing better chances of growth. A well balanced fertilizer should be use4d in this time period and the tree should be fertilized each month. There should be an equal mix of potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus used at half strength.
Growing vegetable in your one’s own garden or yard is dream of so many people who love to eat vegetables and who actually know what is the difference in taste of vegetables taken directly and fresh from your own garden and those bought from the vegetable counters of grocery stores. There is a huge difference both in taste and nutrition that one can get from fresh vegetables. Growing salad vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, salad leafs, iceberg cabbage all will make your enjoy the most delicious salad made of your freshly obtained vegetables directly from your garden.
When it comes to gardening whether vegetables or other flowers and fruit plants there is need of proper preparation in order to get good results of harvest. Preparation and planning for your plants will make you decide plantation of your plants considering all factors necessary for them so they would be able to produce more. There is a lot of commitment and time required if you want to grow a good crop so never start with large beds and huge number of plants being planted at your place. First analyze that how much time and water do these plants need and then gradually increase your number of plants after knowing that how much time you can give to them especially during summers.
1. As soon as the winters are gone and hot season starts you will need to till your soil. You will need to check your soil if it can be worked on? Just take a handful of soil in your hand and than squeeze it to form a shape of ball and than check if it breaks when you poke it with your finger. If it doesn’t poke that means you still need to give some time to your soil for drying up. Once your soil is in required condition till the soil and use garden rake to smoothen the area removing all rocks and debris and now again allow soil to dry for a week.
2. Now you need to test your soil for determining the level of minerals and nutrients it holds. You may consult some extension agents too for this test and than through their advice you can add rotten manure and compost to your soil for improving its condition.
3. Now you need to make rows in your garden according to the crops you want to grow. Usually the rows are space about 2 and a half feet apart for sowing through garden tillers but this distance can be reduced if gardener plans to sow seeds by hands.
4. Now it is time for you to plant your seed or seedlings whichever you want to use. The depth and spacing between them should remain according to the instructions given with them. For knowing correct planting time check hardiness of plants and there is difference of weeks in plantation of different plants. Cool-season crops can be planted before the last frost while delicate plants are planted only after the risk of frost has gone.
5. At the regular intervals of 10 to 14 days you can add the fertilizers to your soil when rigorous growth is experienced.
6. Watering once a week is enough when the weather conditions are normal while if it is dry weather you would need to water more often. Plants need one inch of rain every week so if it doesn’t happen you will have to soak the soil yourself.