This ten year old Oxalis has just about reached its planter capacity. No worries. Don’t be afraid. Cut the whole plant all the way back to nothing but dirt. Apply a layer of new potting mix all over the top. Pack it down slightly, covering up any remaining growth. Trust me here…..Water from the bottom for several day’s. Plentiful waterings in an adequate size saucer.
You will be amazed to see, that perhaps even within an overnight, new sprouts will begin to appear. Enjoy this “lovely.”
if you happen to have an Oxalis Renigularus/purple leaf with pink flowers variety, you can follow the same instructions This variety however, grows best in daylight – not full sun. Early morning filtered sun is fine but it prefers afternoon shade or it’s leaves often burn
Oxalis is one of Contessa’s favorites.
We are headed to Potomac Vegetable Farm Gardens on Rt 7 past Tyson’s Corner on the left side of the road. You can’t miss it. They have been there for years. When living in Reston, it was a “fav.”
On today’s agenda: Sweet Corn and Tomatoes. We’ll see what else looks inviting.
A great spot for many items “home grown.”
Check them out at: potomacvegetablefarms.com
Have a great Friday!
We have been tending a garden since April 1st. Our services provide general upkeep to this property. Our client is away in Montana until November. Once fall sets in we will be transplanting and dividing some plants, so they will grow better. All are perennials. And we will be trimming back summer growth, edging the beds, raking the dead grass so that new grass will sprout and of course watering all – on our warmer days. This work was quoted for one flat fee so besides garden bed design, planting, trimming and cleanup of your beds we do provide ongoing garden maintenance and care services. This property faces a generously large, very green and grassy area. All kept extremely well. Such a pleasure to care for this garden. We are finished for today and then home for lunch and a little snooze!
How to Grow Moss by Transplanting (for Soil)
- Upturn and Weed the Area. With a pitchfork, upturn and weed the area you want to plant. …
- Use Soil pH Strips to Test Your Soil’s Acidity. …
- Wet the Planting Area With a Hose or Sprinkler. …
- Lay the Moss on Top of the Soil. …
- Keep the Moss Moist
Watch it grow………it’s amazing plant life