Summer Is Ending
Another Spring and Summer is about to come to an end. This year, there was so much rain and flooding throughout the country, that many of us didn’t even get to plant our gardens or crops, and many of us got a late start. But then, there were those of us fortunate ones that were not effected at all. As for me, I got a late start and did not do everything I wanted to do. I didn’t do my vertical herb garden, hanging lettuce balls, or even the potato pots. But, as the old saying goes; there’s always next year. So, it was container gardening again on my patio.
Learn As You Grow
Of course, we all learn by our mistakes. On the other hand, there are some of us that don’t seem to get it and keep making the same mistakes over and over. Hum, wonder who I could be referring to. Oh Yea, that would be me. Ha! Ha! Flowers and household plants, Wonderful! I have that down finally. Vegetable gardening is hit and miss for me. Last year, I had success. This year, not so much. But, I am hopeful and the season isn’t completely over yet. As always, when I plant from seed, I mix my topsoil with Rooster’s Organic Original Compost. The amount of compost I use depends on the size container I will be using. As you can see below, I have not been able to grow a tomato or a cucumber, and it’s the beginning of August. My peppers keep replenishing themselves.
There comes a time when your plants outgrow their pots and they become rootbound. I will admit I am guilty of letting my plants get to this point. I do not advise anyone to let this happen. However, when it does, it is not pretty. You will need to carefully remove your plant from it’s current pot to re-plant into a larger container. In most cases, you will need to remove all the excess root. (see below) Make sure root is loose before planting in new pot. I mix potting soil with Rooster’s Organic Nitro-Boost Premium Compost when I am transplanting. Once you have the plant in the new pot, fill in loosely with the soil, do not pack it down.
Always Be Brewing
As many of you know, watering is just not enough for our plants. So, that is why I just Love, Love, Love Rooster’s Organic Nitro-Boost Compost Tea. It feeds my plants all the nutrition they need to grow healthy and strong. And, you can brew it all year long. I start brewing in the morning, continue brewing all day, and then wait until the sun goes down to pour on some Love! Just be sure that when you brew compost tea, that you use non-chlorinated water.
What A Difference
As you can see in the pictures below what Rooster’s Organic Nitro-Boost Compost Tea can do for your plants. It’s that simple to have healthy plants and flowers. So, for everyone out there that can’t seem to grow anything, this is for you. Just try it once and you will be hooked, I know I am. Until next time, Happy Gardening Everyone!