How to Water Plants in Containers

I have more than 250 plants in containers of different sizes in my kitchen garden. I grow vegetables, herbs, spices, flowers and fruit trees in pots of sizes ranging from small to large. The health and growth of the plants depend on how much, how often and how I water the plants, besides other things.

The question is how to water plants in containers? My many of the friends often complain that their potted plants suffer due to under-watering. That is true, but over-watering can kill the plants. During the early years of my gardening, I killed some of my lovely plants by giving them too much water. What are the signs of plants that are water stressed or over-watered?
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Mango Maturity and Ripeness Guide

When you go to buy mangoes, often the question comes in the mind whether the mango you are buying is ripe or not. Is there a rule which tells you that the mango is ripe or unripe? How to tell if a mango is ripe. If you look at the mango ripening chart given below, you will know if the mango is ripe by looking at the color of the mango.
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Best Fruits To Grow In Pots

I grow many fruits trees in pots as I do not have enough garden space. The advantage of growing fruit trees in containers is that the plant can be moved in sun or shade as and when required.  Such potted fruit trees do not take too much garden space and also they look nice and attractive so that they can be place even near the entrance of the house.

Given below a list of best fruits to grown in pots, both dwarf varieties and normal fruit trees.
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How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

Many people think that only flowers and vegetables can be grown in pots. But fruits can be grown in pots as well.

Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have fresh organic fruits even if you don't have enough garden space. I do not have a large back yard  to plant many fruit trees. Also I know that when the fruit trees will go taller in ground, they will block the sun light needed for my veggie patch.
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How To Take Cuttings For Plant Propagation

If you are trying to root stem cuttings to produce new plants, then taking plant cuttings is an important step. If the cuttings are not correct and proper, then your whole effort and time will go waste.

Learn the correct way and tips for taking cuttings for plant propagation so that you always succeed in rooting a cutting (how to propagate plants).
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How to Take Care of Lucky Bamboo Plant

Bamboo plant (Botanical name: Dracaena sanderiana) is also known as lucky bamboo, curly bamboo, Chinese water bamboo, ribbon plant, ribbon dracaena, Sander's dracaena, friendship bamboo, Goddess of Mercy plant and Belgian evergreen. Caring for a Lucky Bamboo plant is quite easy. However, unhealthy bamboo plant may die if not properly taken care of. Lucky bamboo plant can be grown in water and soil as well.

Continue reading on how to plant, grow and care for a lucky bamboo plant in easy steps. Know the meaning of different numbers of lucky bamboo plants and how to curl them.
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Type of Cuttings For Plant Propagation

Plant cuttings for propagation are classified based on the plant part from which they are taken (stem, root or leaf) and their state of growth (herbaceous, softwood, hardwood, etc.).

Continue reading below the details on Softwood, Semi-hardwood or Hardwood Cuttings for plant propagation and which are the best plants that you can propagate from cuttings.
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Best Plants For Terrace Garden

If you have decided to design a terrace garden, you must have collected the suitable containers, potting mix, manure, etc. It is now time to decide what to plant on your terrace, balcony or rooftop garden. You may start with a few plants like chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers, coriander, mint, etc. These plants are easier to grow and need little care. The chili plant will go for 3-4 years and The mint plant will go forever, while chili plant for 3-4 years.
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How to Build a Terrace Garden : Rooftop Garden Ideas and Tips

People living in cities and apartments can grow their own vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits on the terraces and balconies. This way you can get fresh organic vegetables. Growing your own vegetables gives you satisfaction and mental happiness. You will be thrilled to see growing tomatoes, chilies, cucumbers, etc. in pots in your balcony or terrace.
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How To Grow Custard Apple in Container

Custard apple (Annona squamosa) is a genus of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West Indies. Some of the other trees widely grown are Annona reticulata, Annona cherimola (cherimoya) and Annona scleroderma.

Detailed step-by-step information on growing custard apple in container from seed is given and taking its care, when it is ripe and how to eat it.
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