If you dream of having green, beautiful, and healthy plants in your very own garden, there are lots of things you should probably think about in order to achieve that goal. While horticulture is a lot of hard work, it’s a fun way to spend your free time. The following paragraphs are going to give you ideas and insights that you can use to make gardening fun, instead of laborious.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Think about planting your seeds in indoor pots and then transplanting them to your garden once they become seedlings. This can give your seedlings the advantage they need to survive and reach adulthood. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. After laying the handles on the floor, run the measuring tape along beside them. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. When you can eliminate excess alkaline from the soil, it makes what you are growing much healthier. This means your veggies will taste better, and your flowers will be more vibrant than ever.
Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
If you know that you’ll be in the garden for an extended period of time, protect yourself from the sun with proper attire. Wear sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses. Using the right protection from the harmful rays of the sun means less of a chance of you getting sunburn and skin cancer.
The warmth of the day can make vegetables soft, making them more prone to damage as you pick them. Use garden shears to remove your vegetables from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.