Your back yard garden can be a plentiful source of luscious fruits and nutritious vegetables. What could be better than making a salad from the vegetables in your garden? Use the common sense advice in the article below to ensure a bountiful harvest.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some types of climbers support themselves naturally through twining stems or tendrils, but others will have to be attached to something. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. It can happen where one artificial area is designated to have just one type of soil.
Before you even start planting the garden, check the soil. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.
Pest control can become a major issue. Don’t spray any harsh chemicals on your vegetables because you will be eating them later on. Frequently check your garden for pests. When you catch a potential infestation early, the solution may be as simple as picking the pests off of your plants with your fingers.
Irrigate your garden efficiently. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Turn down the water pressure to its lowest setting, as anything higher could harm the plants. Just use it on your foliage for a few hours.
As previously stated, gardening is a fantastic way of growing veggies in your backyard. Serving a meal that includes the vegetables and fruit you grew in your own garden will leave you feeling satisfied. Get the full physical and emotional benefits of gardening by applying the above advice.