Sophie’s Pottery Studio Tour, Road Trip, Part 1, The Bonsai Zone, Dec 2021

My road trip begins at Sophie’s Pottery Studio in Cambridge Ontario Canada. I purchased two beautiful pots and then in Part 2, I’m off to see Connor’s tropical bonsai indoor setup for winter

Sophia’s pots are handmade in Cambridge Ontario Canada from stoneware clay, gas fired to 1285 C or 2345 F.
The pots are frost proof and are unglazed inside to improve drainage. Custom orders are welcome!

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Keeping Plants Safe From Extreme Heat

Every gardener looks forward to the summer season when all their hard work from the spring finally pays off. However, if the season turns unusually hot and heat waves last for extended periods of time it can have adverse effects on your garden. Plants need sunlight to live but too much intense UV sunlight combined with high temperatures and high humidity can cause plants to wilt and eventually die.

Greenhouse Bench

Greenhouse benches are actually tables or raised platforms that hold plants in place using a lip around the edge of the surface. Growers focusing their efforts on vined plants such as roses and cucumbers usually prefer a shallow greenhouse bench so that the plants don’t run too much to vine. Benches don’t generally produce more of an abundance of plants than solid beds, but plants grown on benches tend to flower earlier in the season. In general, you should make sure that your greenhouse bench is no higher than 36 inches and no wider than 36 inches if it is to be placed on the side of the greenhouse.

Can Malabar Black Pepper Germinate From Seeds?

Black pepper corns seeds do germinate. Pepper corns are seeds and it is natures way of spreading species far off. However not all seeds will germinate. Super market pepper corns and processed corn from farmers will not germinate. Pepper corns are never allowed to ripen on the vine.

Growing An Amazing Backyard Garden

Backyard gardening is a skill many desire but few attempt to obtain. Like anything else, if you wish to succeed, you need to set forth a little effort. If you want an amazing backyard garden, you’ll find the that the guidelines presented in this article are a good starting point.

Hire A Tree Care Company To Have Healthy Trees And Shrubs On Your Property

Nobody can deny that trees, shrubs and other plantation add great value to human life. Strong, beautiful and healthy trees on your property can help boost the property’s value, improve the air and water quality and even reduce your energy costs.

Grow Boxes: Freeing Your Indoor Plants From the Common Hanging Pots

Plants are known for its ability to convert unfavorable gases, such as carbon dioxide, into oxygen and this reason has increased the interest of many to bring outdoor plants inside their homes. However, due to the increasing number of population from all corners of the planet, housing forms have evolved from ordinary and usual houses to condominiums. Also, the cost of land per square meter often leaps outside the budget range (not to include the cost of housing materials needed) of most families and so they come up with the solution of renting instead of owning a house.

Greenhouse Film

Regardless of what you call it, greenhouse film is the material that is put over the greenhouse to ensure that light comes in and that heat is retained. They provide UV ray protection which not only damages the film, but the plants growing inside it as well. Poly films that also include UV ray protection is guaranteed to last 4 years, but if you purchase from a high grade manufacturer and the warmer weather isn’t too harsh, it may carry you through an additional two or three years after that. Because there is a lot of heat inside the greenhouse, the moisture groups together easily, and if it does form on the inside lining of the greenhouse, it can dramatically alter the amount of light penetration that reaches the plants. White is used to go over the plants and allow enough light and heat to come in, while still shading the plants so that the sunlight doesn’t damage them.

Setting Up Your Greenhouse Frame

When wanting to put a greenhouse up to grow plants for sale or just as a hobby, the first step to take after ground is prepped is to install the greenhouse frame. A frame for a greenhouse is essentially the skeleton or structure that holds the film and shade cloth. A greenhouse can be ordered in many sizes, in order to calculate the right size estimate the size of the area it will be installed and then buy one that is comparable and will fit easily in designated area. Once the greenhouse frame is installed correctly the following step is to apply the film, then the shade cloth. When choosing a frame be sure to check if there is a discount for buying the film and shade cloth at the same time.

Your Greenhouse Windows

Installing a greenhouse window (or ‘window sill greenhouse’) is a fantastic way to brighten up an otherwise gloomy room. Although there are a variety of different shapes, styles and materials for window sill greenhouses, greenhouse windows may be separated into two general categories: aluminum and vinyl. While vinyl windows are more resistant to condensation, aluminum windows attract far less heat than vinyl windows, which may be a deciding factor if you would like to enhance the true ‘greenhouse’ feel of your window. After you have fastened your new window to your house, you may need to establish supports to ensure that your window does not fall and break.

Consider an Indoor Greenhouse

An aspiring gardener can enjoy growing a virtually unlimited variety of plant life by using an indoor greenhouse. Apartment dwellers and homeowners alike can enjoy the plants they love best all year long when they choose to garden indoors. For a modest investment of between ten and twenty dollars, you can start your planting endeavor with a windowsill indoor greenhouse. Many grow light systems include multiple shelves, covers, and shades designed to filter incoming light. If space and budget permit, you may find growing racks to be an especially gratifying way to enjoy indoor gardening.

Tree Surgery and Maintenance – Walking the Professional Way

Trees are a priceless gift of God to mankind. Besides giving us the necessary food and oxygen, they enhance the overall health and beauty of your surroundings. Therefore, it’s our responsibility to keep them in sound conditions all round the year.

Setting Up Your Greenhouse Glazing

Greenhouse Glazing refers to the type of material you choose to cover your greenhouse with. There are several factors to consider in choosing a greenhouse glazing: light penetration, heat retention, durability, and the cost. There are a few different factors that will determine how much heat retention is required in greenhouse glazing. If you find that the greenhouse glazing you choose doesn’t provide enough insulation, you can simply add a layer of poly underneath to help keep more of the heat in. Certain weather can quickly wear down your glazing if you don’t choose one that is more apt to resist the harsh conditions in your area, so it is best to consider what type of weather is normal in your area before making any decisions.

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