Does your neighbor’s garden put yours to shame? Sometimes it seems as if they have a secret to obtaining that lush garden. There is not a secret behind having a wonderful garden. All you need is the right knowledge on how to care for your plants properly. Get started on your path to gardening glory with this article full of helpful advice.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The wax will enable the clay soil to simply slide off the shovel, and will also prevent the shovel from rusting.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. The healthier the plants you grow, the more resistant they’ll be to illness, fungus, or bugs. Starting with soil that is in good condition can yield the best plants.
Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
As you can see, the suggestions here are easy to follow and rather simple to implement. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you are getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. If a method does not provide good results, try other methods. Exercise a little patience and you will see your garden grow before your eyes.