Organically produced foods are becoming more and more common in shopping centers. It’s easy to tell which items are certified organic by the USDA. They have different packaging and cost tons more. In this article, we will offer your some essential gardening tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Doing this will increase the survival rate of all your outdoor plants. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
The handles on your gardening tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. Tools with substantial handles, like rakes, hoes and large shovels are great for taking measurements. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
Grow wheat or cat grass around the plants your cat likes nibbling. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Shrubs in pots especially need special care in the colder weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
It is a good idea to invest in a good pair of knee pads, made specifically for gardening. They can be very helpful when working close to the ground on low-growth plants. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. A set of quality knee pads designed for gardening can be a world of relief for your central leg joints.
Keep your garden fertilized. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.