Curtain Plant


Kalanchoe pinnata (Cathedral Bells)

Kalanchoe pinnata (Cathedral Bells) is a succulent with erect stems that grow up to 5 feet (1.2 m) tall. The stems are hollow, fleshy, and…

Planting the Vines

Muscadines will require a minimum 20 feet of trellis per plant. Therefore, measure the area where you will plant the vines. That way, you will know how many plants to purchase. If you plan to have more than one row, space the rows 12 feet apart. Once you have determined how many plants to buy, lay out the area by putting stakes where the trellis posts will go. The posts should be 20 feet apart. Plant the muscadines 1 foot from the post since the crop load is usually heaviest in the center of the vine.

To plant, dig a hole large enough to accommodate a bushel basket. Adjust the soil pH to 6.0 to 6.5. If you do not know the pH, take a soil sample. If you do not want to take a soil sample, thoroughly mix ½ cup of agricultural limestone (dolomitic type) to the soil taken from the hole. Then, plant the vine the same depth it grew in the nursery and water it. Following watering, cut the plant off. Leave about six inches of the plant above the soil line. Caution: Do not put fertilizer in the planting hole. Do not apply fertilizer immediately after planting.

What is a Green Curtain?

A green curtain is simply a curtain made of plants. These green curtain gardens can be grown in a wide range of locations: indoors, outdoors and on small apartment balconies.

Plantings of vining plants or vegetables can be made directly into the ground outdoors or in containers. Large trellises are used vertically to create an area of shade as the vines grow. In turn, the living plant curtain adds additional enjoyment to the space and can be quite useful for cooling in regions which receive especially hot weather.

Reusing Garden Covers

Most covers will last one or two seasons. Some, such as GardenQuilt and Shade Netting, will last much longer. You can extend their life by keeping the edges pinned securely, and in windy areas, securing the fabrics tightly over hoops. When not in use, garden fabric should be folded and stored away from sun and moisture. After they become worn, you can repurpose them in many ways:

  • Lay pieces of garden fabric over newly seeded lawns to prevent erosion of seed and soil.
  • Place covers under bark mulch or soil to act as a weed barrier.
  • Cover your favorite flowering annuals during cold fall nights to extend the growing season.

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