A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 302,610
Currently Running With Scissors:
587 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Pepper Pants!  (Read 2110 times)
Tags for this thread: planter  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Longelegantlegs
Offline Offline

Posts: 223
Joined: 01-Aug-2006

Don't touch my nuts.


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2011 06:53:56 AM »

How did the plants die? Did they rot because water ran down the leaves, or maybe the sun cooked the roots? Was the bottle you used covered with anything?

You can (mostly) keep water from the leaves by putting in some of that spongy brown cloth they use in hanging baskets around the stem, before you put in the dirt. If the sun is heating up the root ball, maybe try a bigger pot or move it to the shade, if the plant can handle it. I'm still a novice gardener myself, maybe someone here with more experience will be able to help.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
KismetFyrechyld
That Crazy Redhead
Offline Offline

Posts: 114
Joined: 20-Apr-2010

Crochet, Chainmail, Amtgard, Theatre-I do that.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011 02:02:12 PM »

I haven't had any issues with mine. If you pack the dirt in around the stem pretty well, and then make sure the edges of the fabric are drawn in pretty tight (not actually touching the stem, but within about an inch around it), you shouldn't have a problem with the dirt falling out. I live in West Texas, so I always water at night. If you water in the morning around here, you'll come home to fried plants. If you water shortly after dark, the plant has all night to absorb the water before the sun comes out.

When you're dealing with tomato plants, make sure you cover about 2/3 of the plant (stem, leaves, etc.) with potting soil. The stem will produce more roots and help support the plant, so you get a healthier plant overall. Tomatoes need at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun every day, too. They won't produce well unless they get that sun...they'll wilt. You should be able to find all sorts of books to help at your local library. I realize that sounds trite, but it's honestly helpful. Smiley I recommend Gardening for Dummies or The Idiot's Guide to Gardening. They both give a ton of basic information on how to get started, what plants do well in what areas, etc... Best of luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I started making chain mail jewelry in June 2011, and started my own company, Incendia Designs, in August 2011. I also crochet, act, sew (a little) and am enjoying being a newlywed!
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Advantages of Print Cartoons Over Animation
The Cultural Importance of the New Yorker Cover Illustrations
The Benefits of Comic Books to Children
A Brief History of Comics
The Contribution of Recessions to Creativity
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.