Houseplant Care – Light

Light is essential for plant life since it provides the energy needed for growth. The light requirements of different plants, however, vary widely. Some types will only flourish in bright sunlight whilst others tolerate shadier conditions. The levels of light…

Houseplant Care – Humidity

Although it is well known that central heating dries out the atmosphere of a room it is not always appreciated that plants generally prefer more humid conditions. Houseplants whose natural habitat is a steamy tropical jungle are most affected, but…

Buying Houseplants

It is a sad that all too many houseplants die within a few weeks of being brought into their new homes. Most of these casualties can be prevented if care is used in the selection of good plants from reliable…

How to Grow Globe Artichoke

As Globe Artichokes are not grown in a big way by market gardeners, it is worth while having, say, half a dozen plants for the normal household. This artichoke is a perennial and is the one which produces large thistle-like…

Growing Cabbage

With so many varieties of cabbage available to gardeners, there is always one that suits your taste and garden. Cabbage Soil need and preperation Cabbage is best grown in fertile and rich soil. The soil can be prepared by adding…