Project Type: In the Garden

Pest and Diseases Common to Aglaonema

Pest and Diseases Common to Aglaonema

Outdoor gardeners in Nigeria in the rainy season, you may notice weird developments in your plant babies, like blotched patches. This post is for you.I tasked myself with ensuring I made this post while I was doing an Aglaonema feature

Travelling with Plants

Travelling with Plants

I was in Abuja for about a week, Whilst in Abuja, I shopped for a few plants. With a baggage allowance of 20kg, I had to choose between shipping through a shipping company or carrying in my luggage. I'm no stranger to travelling with plants in my luggage locally and internationally, so I had no … Continue reading Travelling with Plants

Making Bokashi with Sawdust

Making Bokashi with Sawdust

Prior to making Bokashi, I only used kitchen scraps like peels from yam, plantain, bananas, potatoes, beets, onions, eggshells, vegetable stalks, and now using bokashi leftover i can include over foods, baked goods, leftover meats and fish without bones… in my greens. Bokashi cuts in half the time it takes for organic matter to break … Continue reading Making Bokashi with Sawdust

Making Lactobacillus with White Sugar

Making Lactobacillus with White Sugar

I'm trying a lot of DIY organic elements this year with my garden. My first project is Lactobacillus serum also called LAB. While I was researching how to make LAB I only saw recipes that use Molasses or Brown Sugar. I chose to use white sugar not only because I didn't have either molasses or … Continue reading Making Lactobacillus with White Sugar

Garden Pests

Garden Pests

Combating pests in an outdoor garden like mine is inevitable. I always have to stay on top of things to keep my plants in good health. I've also made peace with the fact that because my plants are healthy, pests will come to partake of some of the good stuff. Some of my pest busters … Continue reading Garden Pests

Propagating Rubber Plant by Air Layering

Propagating Rubber Plant by Air Layering

Rubber Plants Propagated by Air Layering My first attempt at air layering was very successful.I air layered branches of two of my Ficus Elastica (Rubber Plant) and in a little over a month, they both had full root systems. 🌱 Air layering is a form of propagation in which the branch is potted or wrapped … Continue reading Propagating Rubber Plant by Air Layering

Harmattan Plant Care Tips

Harmattan Plant Care Tips

The Harmattan is a season in West Africa that occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea. The name is related to the word haramata in the Twi language. The temperature is cold in most places, but can also … Continue reading Harmattan Plant Care Tips

Struggling Indoor Plants

Struggling Indoor Plants

This post was inspired by a question on my Facebook gardening groupA member had purchased a really gorgeous wine anthurium and peace lilies and had placed them at aesthetically pleasing locations in her living room. But her plants were dying.I don't have any live plants inside my flat.I tried in the past and failed woefully. … Continue reading Struggling Indoor Plants

Plant Propagation Day

Plant Propagation Day

At some point in your gardening journey, you will find yourself propagating plants. I find myself either planting seeds, propagating leaves, stems, cuttings, rhizomes, bulbs, tubers etc. Methods of propagation vary per specie of plant Plant propagation can be classed into Sexual Propagation ( planting seeds)Asexual Propagation (cuttings, layering, division, budding and grafting) I'd be … Continue reading Plant Propagation Day

Homemade Liquid Organic Compost / Fertilizers.

Homemade Liquid Organic Compost / Fertilizers.

Your plants just like you need good food to grow optimally.  Using Compost, manure and fertilizers is a way to ensure the soil is feeding your plants adequate nutrients. Over time adding solid manure and compost may leave some fibre build up in your soil especially if yours is a #ContainerGarden.  So may have no … Continue reading Homemade Liquid Organic Compost / Fertilizers.