For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Dec 26

Your Questions About Gardening

Sharon asks…

How do you create a community garden on a slight incline?

I’m a novice to gardening and we are planning to create a community garden. The area suggested is on a slight incline. Maybe 20-30 degree. What are the particular challenges involved in creating a garden in such a landscape and also how would you do a community garden in such an area? We’ll need a deer fence too. Please help!
Our garden is only 20×20 big … please advise.

GardenersCardiff answers:

Try using a raised bed garden which conforms to the incline.

Mark asks…

How do I start a garden in a small space?

I have a small area for gardening and have never tried before but I would like to start my own garden. I know I want to plant tomatoes and other veggies, anything that is simple to grow. When do I plant each particular plant?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Hey there – good on you for starting your veggie garden. :)

It really depends what you want to plant as different things obviously harvest at different times.

Try these sites to help you out.


This second site will also help you out with ‘how’ to grow, not only ‘when’.

Another option is to check the back of seedling packets OR a good bet is whatever is at your local nursery now is what is in season.

Good luck & happy growing.

Ruth asks…

Is a grow tent good for indoor gardening?

I will move into an apartment next month and I really like gardening. I want to purchase a grow tent for indoor gardening. Does any one know whether it is easy to use? Or should I buy any other accessories?

GardenersCardiff answers:

With a grow tent, you can enjoy the fun of gardening indoor even your home is not spacious. What’s more, a grow tent may be used in conjunction with a hydroponics system, which allows you to garden and grow plants without the use of soil. This sounds really amazing for those who live at the top of an apartment building and have nowhere to get rich soil to for encourage plants to thrive.

If you are planning to get a grow tent for indoor gardening, I suppose you would like to use it with the hydroponics system. In order to make the best use out of the grow tent, you should also get a few indoor gardening supplies to round out and complete your plant growing setup.

One of the most important hydroponics supplies is indoor grow light. The grow tents are usually square shaped and can be totally enclosed so the grow lights will take the place of sunlight most of the time. Use the indoor grow lights to mimic natural sunlight is good for your plants.

Since there is no soil for your plants to thrive, the plant food is another necessity. The plant food which is known as nutrient can be mixed into water to create a nutrient solution in hydroponic gardening. Another advantage of use the nutrient is that you can use different amounts of it to suit specific types of plants at certain stages of growth.

Using hydroponics has many advantages but there is still a drawback that: because the crown of the plant is always submerged in water, it gets rot easily. You can use nets or trays to prevent this from happening, and use pumps to change the water level so that the roots can take up the liquid food.

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