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How to Get A Blooming Garden With Allium Bulbs And Begonias

Begonia

Store begonia tubers and alliums in cool dry area therefore you can have flowers next season and so that they don’t rot also.

It is pretty confusing to distinguish between tuberous and rhizome kinds of begonia because they look the exact same when they blossom but blossoms look different. Prima Donna, Dual Trumpet are some of the recognized forms of begonia tubers. They come such as that of white, red, and yellow in beautiful colors. They blossom in frills such as that of carnations. You are able to differentiate between them by the fact that tubers are thicker and shorter than the rex variety.

Begonia Tuber flowers blossom in summer and fall. They get exposure and thrive well. Water the begonia plant during the season and watch out for powdery mildew. Stop watering them, when the leaves start turning yellow. Gradually the plant will dry out then pull out the begonia bulbs, get rid of the stems carefully and leave them to dry in the sun to prevent them. This way you’ll be able to use them next season also.

Allium

Alliums have the onion genus. Some of them blossom into beautiful blossoms in the spring time although A few of the varieties are edible. One of the reasons why allium bulbs are a gardener’s delight that is such is due to that fact that they are pretty easy to grow. Least amount of work is needed to take care to cultivate an allium bulb. But before planting them one should be sure that the allium bulbs are healthy, this can ensure blossom of allium bulbs.

Every gardener is fond of allium bulbs and begonias to the simplicity in the process of nurturing their magnificence that is vibrant and them. Begonia belongs to the household; it’s been so named in century Governor of a French colony in the Caribbean, after Michel Begon. Because they belong to the onion family Allium means garlic in Latin. Here are some tips to help you have a garden with begonia and allium bulbs:

Alliums are best planted in well drained and compost rich soil. This should be done in fall that they have set root before the beginning of the winters. Alliums should be watered consistently, not over half an inch from the amount of the soil potted in. Otherwise they perish and will rot inside the soil.

Conclusion

Gardening is a passion for people who cherish the joy of it from their heart. Nothing can make a gardener happier than seeing his/her garden blooming. It is much more than a benefit of the work that has contributed on your beautiful garden. The splash of colors by those flowers allium bulbs, like begonia light up the surface of your garden.

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Tips for Growing Organic Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a garden favorite due to their versatility and ease of growing organically. If you want to try out your green thumb by planting and growing organic tomatoes this summer, use these tips to help ensure a bumper crop of homegrown tomatoes.

Wash Hands

Not after, but before touching a tomato plant you need to wash your hands thoroughly. Tomato plants are highly susceptible to the Tobacco Mosaic Virus (ToMV) and washing hands prior to touching plants is the best organic way to prevent the disease. ToMV can also be spread by insects which have come into contact with a tobacco product. Plants infected with ToMV will develop tomatoes that have are oddly shaped and/or have black spots. Stop the disease by uprooting the plant and discarding it (don’t put infected plant on the compost pile).

Prevent Blossom End Rot

Blossom end rot is the most common problem organic tomato gardeners encounter. This vegetable-ruining disorder occurs when soil moisture is inconsistent during the hot summer months and/or when there’s not enough calcium in garden soil.

Lime will add calcium to the garden soil to prevent or halt blossom end rot naturally and promote root growth. The soil should be limed according to recommendations of a soil analysis report to bring the soil pH to 6.5, and to provide adequate calcium levels in the soil. Limestone is best applied 3 to 6 months in advance and tilled into the garden soil. If calcium levels are not sufficient, but the soil pH is correct, then gypsum (calcium sulfate) is best tilled into the soil before planting at 1 to 2 pounds per 100 square feet.

Fertilizer

Avoid excessive potassium or magnesium fertilization as these nutrients will compete with calcium for uptake by the plants. Epsom salts is an example of a magnesium source, so do not apply to soil unless a recent soil report indicates a magnesium deficiency. Avoid ammoniacal nitrogen fertilizers as they will also compete with calcium for uptake.

Suckering Plants

Suckers are side shoots that develop on tomato plants between the main stalk and side branches. These suckers will sap the energy and nutrients from the main stalk and produce inferior tomatoes. Make the plant healthier, stronger and have bigger tomatoes by pinching off all suckers that develop below the first set of blossoms on the plant.

Organic Mulch

Tomato plants are heavy drinkers and do best with consistent moisture. Add a 2-4 inch layer of organic mulch around plant base to help retain moisture and prevent weed growth. Use hay, pine straw, newspaper (black and white pint only) nut hulls, tree bark or other organic material as plant mulch.

As the organic mulch decomposes it will improve soil structure and help keep garden plants fed.

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