Gardening is a centuries-old pastime loved by many people. Some do it for enjoyment, while others do it to put food on the table. Read on for ways to find your own joy in gardening adventures.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Young plants with smooth and tender leaves are their favorite. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. If you have weeds in your garden, it will not be as nice as it could be. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
As discussed earlier, gardening is a pleasurable activity people have engaged in for centuries. It used to be a necessity and some peoples’ way of life. Today, gardening is still done for need but also for profit and pleasure. The tips in this article will increase the satisfaction you get from gardening. Gardening is rewarding both for you and all those who see your creations.