Monday, March 1, 2010
Signs of spring are here. All my houseplants are starting to bloom and shoot out new growth. I started fertilizing every other watering and spraying the leaves with sea kelp every 2 weeks. I have been lucky, I've only spied scale on 1 plant. I have been using a systemic pesticide. I've mixed granules in the top soil. It's been working great for warding off scale and everything for about 3 years running. It's called "Systemic Houseplant insect control" Bonide makes it. The 1 plant that had scale, didn't have this in it. I'm terrible at know the names of all my begonias. I had 40 different types. I've narrowed it down. I classify myself as a "plant HOARDER". Oh no! I've admitted it. If i see it, if i want it, i get it. Where will i put it? I'll find a spot. I'm that way with most things actually. I may be on a future show of "Hoarders".