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Gardening Does Not Have To Be Hard

To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!

If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.

Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.

Flower Bed

Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.

When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.

For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.

A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.

When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.

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