Method of gardening where water is delivered to the plant roots from below the soil surface and absorbed upwards from a water reservoir. Allowing for constant access of nutrients for the plant resulting in bigger, healthier, and faster growing plants.
Wicking Trays for African Violets
Wicking Trays: Somebody always comes up with a better mousetrap! Somebody always comes up with a better mousetrap! I’ve been trying to come up with an effective wicking method to water my African violets FOREVER! I’d done the single plant per little container where [...]
Christmas Cacti Potting Up!
Christmas Cacti Potting Up! The best method to pot your christmas cacti to ensure they thrive. Back in June of last year, I had a number of Christmas Cacti (Shlumbergera) segments to strike. I had well over 20 segments that I potted up in the 2 [...]
Part 4 – Sub-Irrigated Gardening Soap Box
The Basics of Sub-irrigated Planters SOAP BOX. Not to beat a dead horse, but... Soap Box. Not to beat a dead horse, but... I'm a simple person who seeks the simple things in life, gardening being at the core. I've done the tilling, the [...]
Part 3 – Plant Fertilizing Sub-irrigated Planters
The Basics of Sub-irrigated Planters Plant fertilizer and the sub-irrigated planter. Plant fertilizers - This is a HUGE subject but here's a basic tip. There are many schools of thought out there on this subject and for those of us who have been growing [...]
Part 2 – The Joy of Sub-irrigated Planters
The Basics of Sub-irrigated Planters Part 2 - The Joy of sub-irrigated planters The Joy of the Sub-irrigated planter I think the main point of a SIP is that it's "self-watering" or "sub-irrigated", however you want to look at it. The point is to [...]
The Basics of Sub-irrigated Planters
The Basics of Sub-irrigated Planters SIPs, or sub-irrigated planters explained Self-irrigated planters or pots are a closed-loop, self contained system preventing the water waste that comes from conventional gardens. Those of us who are aware of this can't stop preaching about this! [...]