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For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Dec 26

Your Questions About Gardening

Mary asks…

Would you tend to agree or disagree that people are rediscovering vegetable gardening in America?

Almost year-round, when I visit Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware or any nursery, it tends to be active with people buying supplies for their garden. Also, I have been seeing television programs focusing on neighborhood gardens; there are even websites about “living off of the grid” that incorporate how to live off of your patio garden. What is your view on all this?

GardenersCardiff answers:

I feel the prices of food today is contributing to the fact more people are growing their own. I am totally stunned at the prices I see at the market. We have been growing a garden for about thirty years and the funny thing is,we have no place to really grow one. If there is a will there is a way. We have grown just about everything there is but all in large pots and tubs around the pool and patio. The funniest one I can remember growing are the cantaloupes. We had them in pots but the fruit is so heavy they needed support as they couldn’t lay on the ground to grow. This is kind of embarrassing to say, but I put them in a pair of panty hose and tied them to the fence behind.The panty hose allowed them to grow quite large and supported their weight.Like I said, if there is a will there is a way and I refuse to pay the prices of today’s food when I can grow my own. I think more people should try doing this. It’s fun and fun for the kids. Kind of brings the family together again.

Donald asks…

Where can I get supplies for a Japanese garden diorama?

I need to make a small diorama of a japanese garden (not a zen garden) does anyone know where I could find some good supplies for it?

GardenersCardiff answers:

I guess you’d just use the same stuff that hobby shops sell for making the landscaping for model railroads, etc…. Grass, trees, bushes, gravel, etc. To make a flowering cherry tree for a diorama I once made (for the opera Madame Butterfly), which was seen through the sliding doors, I glued tiny bits of scrunched toilet paper to a multi-branch twig I cut outdoors… Looked pretty convincing!

HTH,

Diane B.

Chris asks…

Best garden supply store for indoor gardening?

what is the best one stop place to shop for indoor gardening? I need lights,soil,nutrients,tomatto,lettuce, and basil seeds. And growing pots. Lowe’s? Homedepot? Walmart? Other? i am searching specifically for CFL lights due to the low cost and good results i have heard about. If nothing else where would i go to get good 65 to 120 wat 6500k CFL’s?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Check out Spray-N-Grow Hydroponics….everything you need for indoor gardening – Fertilizer, supplements, foliar spray, light systems, etc.
Http://www.spray-n-growhydroponics.com/

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