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. Even though gardening takes effort, it is also loads of fun! The following hints and tips can reduce the effort and increase the fun!
Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
Bulbs will give you wonderful flowers that you can enjoy in early spring and right through the summer. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
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.