Gather some ideas for planning your garden, whether it will be for home or commercial use. With a little research, you can learn exactly what you need, which will keep you from spending money on seeds you can’t use, or unnecessary equipment.
Starting a garden which is pest-free is easy, if you have healthy soil. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. If you want to get the best plants, begin with a soil that has hardly any chemicals, and that will bring salts.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Keep your body safe and follow directions.
Efficiently water your garden. You can save time by using soaker hoses to water more than one plant. Avoid damage to new plantings by keeping the water on low to move the water slowly through the soaker. Let it water your garden for a few hours, so you’re available to do other stuff.
Beautiful insects are attracted to heather when you plant it. Heather is very attractive to bees, and when bees first emerge in the spring, it is an early source of nectar. Heather doesn’t usually require a lot of tending, so spiders, ground beetles and other good bugs like to call it home. Keep this in mind and remember to always wear appropriate gardening gloves.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. You will find that many of the supporting cast of insects and birds that aid in plant production and pollination will be present on your land and actually help your developed gardens to produce better.
To be most efficient in your gardening, always keep your tools close at hand. For example, you could use an over-sized tote bag or an apron with multiple pockets. Have gloves, shears, a trowel and anything else you need handy for quick use.
Put used coffee grounds on the soil. Your plants will thrive from the nitrogen contained in the grounds. A strong nitrogen source in your garden area is a wonderful way to have healthy and strong plants.
All you need is a little homework, some work in the outdoors, and some patience. All your hard work will be worthwhile when things start to grow.