There is no better time than now! You may have many questions and concerns about initiating this, but rest assured that the following paragraphs will give you the answers you seek. Listed below is some very valuable advice that will help tint your thumb green, and bring you gardening success.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Simply place a handful of seeds in a container, cover the seeds up with water, and stash it away. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. If the grass is too short that will lead to shallow roots, which will cause a brown and dried-out lawn.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
After reading this article, you should feel better about starting your gardening journey. It is amazing how much you can learn, even after thinking that you were pretty knowledgeable. Hopefully, this article’s tips will turn you from a novice green thumb into a professional.