There is no better time than right now. You likely have plenty of questions about what to do and how to begin; this article is going to help. This article includes a few tips and tricks that can help you begin gardening.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
When uprooting a perennial plant, you should start digging at its drip line. Dig a trench around the plant, and cut any roots that extend beyond that trench. You can tie stems together to avoid damaging the plant during the process. Once all the roots are severed lift the plant carefully by its main stem.
When you need to control weed growth, choose your weed killer carefully, and always follow the directions. Many weed killers have chemicals that are harmful to people if they are not applied properly. They are especially harmful to young children if the children play around an area that has recently been treated.
Use a solution made of a combination of alcohol, water, and vinegar to remove the salt deposits that may accrue in clay pots. Spray it on the the pots and scrub away with a brush, preferably plastic. This allows you to continue to reuse those clay pots! Make sure the pots are dry before using them though.
If your green thumb starts to wilt during those long winter months when your garden is buried beneath a foot of snow, learn how to grow microgreens to provide yourself with fresh, healthy salads, sandwich toppings and garnishes all year round. Microgreens require very little sunlight and are easy to grow indoors. Some common microgreens include kale, dill, basil, spinach, and chard.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. 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. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. It’s also the same for some types of flowers.
Store your seeds well. If you do not store your seeds properly, they will not last long. A great place to store your seeds in a dark spot that is cool and has low humidity. You could even use a refridgerator. You can use zip bags to hold the seeds themselves.
After reading this article, you should feel better about starting your gardening journey. Even if you thought you were all ready to go before, look at what you know now! Hopefully the tips laid out here gave you pointers to improve your gardening so you can start gardening with two green thumbs.