Saturday, May 18, 2013

Lacking Motivation? Surprising Green Source of Encouragement

Have you had the idea of living more environmentally friendly for a while now but you just can not manage to get the motivation to start?  With the overwhelming amount of green information being tossed at people today many find it hard to know where to start.  Well College Go Green has a smart and simple stepping stone for you being your transition into living green lifestyle and getting that extra encouragement to study.

Statistics show that plants make you smarter

The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students experience 70 percent greater focus when learning in rooms containing plants. In the same study, lectures given in classrooms with plants had higher attendance rates.  

As a college student sometimes you may find it hard to focus on studying certain material. To get rid of this problem you can create an inviting space to study by including plants.  You'll be surprised at how much this helps you to ace your next exams.
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Indoor Plants

Keep it simple,  grow herbs

Herb gardens are a simple and easy method to start living green.  These small gardens can be done for cheap and require little maintenance after starting.  Herb plants come in many varieties.  Most tend to be very green and lush, offering different textures to help ease you mind from the frustrations of college.  

How-to Grow Herbs

You Will Need:

  • Pots (clay or plastic) 8" to 18" - Combine herbs that have the same watering requirements into a single container
  • Good Potting Soil
  • Plant fertilizer - We recommend organic herb or vegetable fertilizer
Step 1:  Fill the pot with good potting soil and add fertilizer according to the directions on the package.  Add water in the pot until it starts to first seep through the bottom. Be sure the pot is on a saucer, you need to protect your desk.
Step 2: Dig holes large enough for your plant. Place the plant in the hole and gently press soil around the edges to fill. Water immediately after planting.
That's it!

3 Things To Remember

Plants need at least four hours of sunshine per day.
Water your herbs only when the soil gets dry to the touch because over-watering can be just as bad for herbs as under-watering.
For harvesting,  all you need to cut off is about 1/3 of the branches when the plant reaches at least 6-8" tall. Cutting close to a leaf intersection your plants and you will have quick regrowth.

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