We either saw our parents growing tomatoes or zucchini squash at home or possibly you do it right now in your own yard. Be familiar with the location of the water supply, position of power lines, garden or yard features, and fencing. On these I remove early suckers, but after plants are three feet or so tall I simply train sucker through the fencing. If you can add netting in your garden during the hottest months, better do so to save your precious plants from sunburn. When we decided to add more plants and turn the small area into a garden, we made sure these age-old plants are kept alive. Currently, we only have two varieties of Ti plants – the old one which has big, long leaves that turn into dark brownish-red under full sun, and a younger dwarf variety with greenish-brown striped leaves. When planting tomato plants you should always plant them as deep as you can without any leaves touching the ground.
I feel that my hands on the rocks may have a better grounding effect than than bare feet on the ground. If you have your feet on the ground after an injury; If you fall down and hurt yourself, if you can put the injured area or put your feet on the ground, electrons will come in to your body and spread through your tissues. Note that your feet can be on soil, grass, rocks or cement for it to work but it does not work with feet on asphalt. In the room where my desk is, there is a carpet and under that is cement. So I did not know much about earthing back then but I cut out the carpet below my desk so my feet could be on the cement and have a grounding effect hopefully. In addition to the above this webpage says that earthing or grounding reduces blood viscosity (thickness), improves cardiovascular health and improves the feeling of well-being.
Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! The electrons are negative, the free radicals are positive, they neutralize each other. Any free radicals that leak into the healthy tissue will immediately by neutralized electrically. Soil pH requirements – pH 6.1 to 6.5. Lucky bamboo will thrive with a pH balance of around 6.3. A great guide to understanding and changing soil pH can be found here Soil pH – Acid Soil or Alkaline Soil – What You Need to Know. For more information on liming your garden or otherwise altering the pH, go here. The Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa) is another example of ‘hard to kill’ garden plants because it is quite robust and so easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Once your tomato plants reaches two feet high remove all of the leaves on the bottom half of the plant. The only difference when I put one small pot of cuttings is that the leaves are lighter in color compared to the more exposed mother plant and propagations.
My mother initially planted it (mother plant) in a huge clay pot with loam soil which has since run off the pot holes when watered and when it rained. Exposure to sunlight varies for our potted Japanese bamboo because we have one in partial shade, one (mother plant) under full sun and rain, one under a DIY UV plastic canopy (together with my succulents) and another one (new propagations/cuttings) on a windowsill with bright indirect light. I am not quite sure if they will thrive in countries in the Northern hemisphere, but do try to get hold of one from your local garden store if they sell them, and see how it goes. Do try to Google ‘Ti Plant’ or its scientific name Cordyline fruticosa to see its wide variety. Yep, the Japanese bamboo or ‘fortune plant’ can last for so many years with very little care and unnecessary fuss. This is one of the reasons why other folks call it ‘fortune plant’ and why they are abundant and a favorite among home gardeners. The home is located on established property and the soil needs to be renewed because of heavy use and nutrient exhausted land of many years.