A lot of people believe that gardening is difficult. However, if you have the proper knowledge, it can actually be quite simple. Using some basic advice, most people can be great gardeners. When you have completed this article, you will have learned everything you need to know to show off your green thumb.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. A hollowed out pumpkin can become a festive container for kale and lettuce. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. You could also place mothballs and citrus peels around your plants to keep your cat away.
Before you plant a garden you should plan it out. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. To add acidity to the soil of your rhododendrons and gardenias, use coffee or tea grounds. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
Plant with the colors of autumn in mind. That doesn’t have to be it though. If you plan properly, you can make your fall garden the most colorful time of the year. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. Some very good shrubs to choose are barberry, hydrangea, and cotoneaster, which is a member of the rose family.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. If you’re living in a home that doesn’t receive much sunlight, you should consider growing plants that thrive in environments with low to medium amounts of light. If you already have plants that need full light and the natural light provided is not sufficient, artificial lights can supplement their needs.
Have your tools for gardening nearby in order to maximize your efficiency with gardening. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools. You should be able to do your garden work quickly if you keep a trowel, gloves, small pruning shears, and other handy devices close to you.
As stated previously, gardening can be simple if you understand its basics. Creating a beautiful garden will be a cinch for you after reading this article and following the tips provided.