Learning how to to garden can seem like more than what you can handle, but like many other things, it is not hard to research and learn how to do. Read on to learn some helpful tips to help educate you on the subject of gardening, allowing you to become a more proficient gardener.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
It is a good idea to pre-soak your seeds in a dark environment overnight. Take 3-4 seeds, put them in a small jar or container, and cover them with water. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
Now, admit it, gardening isn’t as complicated as you thought! As with many other subjects, there is a ton of advice out there for every aspect of gardening. Sometimes, all you need are a few words of encouragement and a little helpful advice to set you on your way. You should hopefully get what you can from these tips.