There is no better time than now! It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do and where to start, but don’t worry, the following article will help you out. Below are several gardening tips and techniques that you can implement immediately to be a more effective and successful gardener.
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Young plants with smooth and tender leaves are their favorite. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Bulbs bloom during different seasons, if you pick them carefully you will have flowers almost all year.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. The seeds will grow better in your home if planted there first. The seedling may also be hardier, which means that they can better resist disease and attacks from pests. After the seedlings have grown strong indoors, it will be time for you to transplant them to outdoor beds.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
You should now be well prepared to start your very own garden. You might have already thought you knew quite a bit about gardening, but now look! Hopefully, this article’s tips will turn you from a novice green thumb into a professional.