Gardening is a wonderful way to grow more than flowers; you can also grow vegetables and fruits in your backyard. There’s nothing better than eating fresh veggies in your salad. Use the common sense advice in the article below to ensure a bountiful harvest.
Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. This is also true for some flowers.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. In addition, your small plants or groups of plants that are limited in number won’t become lost if you have a large garden.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. Once the plant is healthy enough, replant it in your garden with the appropriate type of soil. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
As this article noted earlier, gardening is an enjoyable and productive means of garnering fresh food in the privacy of your own backyard. You can be proud that you used fruits and veggies that you grew in your meals. Keep the tips you just read in mind when planting those seeds.