Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sprouts, Sprouts And More Sprouts

Growing plants outside of there typical zone can be a challenge. I enjoy growing plants from tropical regions such as Africa and South American but there is extra care that has to go into them.   Lighting is a serious factor.  Although outside conditions maybe too harsh for the plant, when you bring them indoors you might need them to have them facing a window or you may need to purchase a grow light.  Desert plants like cacti and succulents require the warm conditions that maybe optimal outdoors but too much rain can kill them instantly.  Be sure you place them in a place that is guarded from the rain.  I place them in a area where my roof extends and prevents the rainfall from effecting my plants.  

A greenhouse is nice place to store your tropical plants if they are place in decent place in your garden.   If the greenhouse is under direct sun it will basically bake all of the plants inside.  If it is place in a place that is too shaded it will become a breeding ground for Roly Polies which enjoy feasting off of young sprouts and struggling seedlings.

So pay attention to your plants needs.  They all don't have the same requirements so be mindful to gather plants together that fall into the same category or require the same care. 

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