Gardening is an activity people have done for a long time. Some people do it as a hobby, while others do it to feed their family. The rewards will be even bigger when you are armed with this cadre of gardening tips and techniques.
Transform your gardening tool handles into clever measurement rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Use a bright permanent marker and label the distances. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Spray this mixture on your plants weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Deciduous shrubs should be protected from the elements. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.
As already noted, gardening is an activity that many have enjoyed throughout history. Long ago, gardening was a necessary way of life. Now people either do it for necessity, pleasure, or to make some money. What you read here can make gardening more pleasant for you. Start gardening today, and you will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor!