It’s no secret that not everyone out there has a green thumb. And if you’re one of the many who don’t, you might believe that gardening can be difficult. However, with the right information, gardening can be quite easy. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about gardening, so you can get more from it.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Use a permanent marker to label distances. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This holds true for some types of flowers.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Pest control is one of the hardest things about growing a vegetable garden. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. Remain vigilant to control your garden pests. If you catch them early, you can take them off the plants by hand.
It isn’t as nearly as horrible as you thought it would be, right? Like any other trade, the gardening field is vast and there is a huge amount of information about it available. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes, it helps to have a place to start! Hopefully, you got this from the tips above.