The Garden Dispatch is a weekly compilation of useful and interesting resources for gardeners and landscape designers.
Guide to Safe Plastic Products for Gardening
I like plastic pots for my plants and there are many reasons for it. They are lightweight, they retain moisture and they are available in a variety of shapes, colors and textures. Besides plastic pots, today gardeners use a number of plastic-made tools in their garden (such as hydroponic equipment). However most gardeners do not realize that not all plastics are safe for plants. If you are using tools, equipment or pots made of plastic, I would recommend that you go through this informative article: Which Plastics are Safe for Gardening.
How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
Winter is just around the coroner and now is the time to prepare your garden for the coming months of frost and freeze. Before the seasons actually sets in, there are a couple of things you can do to keep your garden tidy, organized and free from trouble during winter. Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor University of Vermont, has shared some useful tips for winterizing your garden.
DIY Project: Make your own Grow Light System
When you are short of gardening space (you live in a high-rise building) or you do not get sufficient light or appropriate climate for growing your favorite plants, an indoor grow light system can be really useful. And it does not cost much to make your own grow light system. Rachel of growagoodlife.com has shared a step-by-step guide to making your own grow light system. Check it out.
Visit to the Geelong Botanic Garden
The Geelong Botanic Garden is a heritage garden in Victoria, Australia. It covers an area of 200 acres and hosts a number of rare trees along with iconic Australian species and other exotics. Alexander Krasovskis has recently been to the Geelong Botanic Garden and has shared some beautiful pictures from there. Click here to view full story.