Well, now is the perfect time. The insights here can help you get going and answer a lot of questions you may have. Read on for ideas to get your creative juices going and reach your goals for your garden.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. CO2 levels are best kept high, in order to provide optimal growing conditions for your plants.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Most vegetables have a relatively small harvesting window when they will taste best. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. Let your tomatoes, however, linger on the vine until they are fully ripe. You should know the proper time to pick vegetables.
Do not use broad-spectrum pesticides within your garden. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. In fact, beneficial insects are more likely to die than pests if you spray these types of pesticides. As the population of “good” bugs dwindles, your garden may become overrun with pests. You will need even more pesticides to deal with the problem, and it will never really go away.
If you pick vegetables around high noon when it is very hot, you are likely to damage them. When you remove the produce from the plant, use shears or a knife to cut them from the vine without twisting, as this can damage the plant.
After reading this article, you should feel better about starting your gardening journey. Even if you have some previous experience with gardening, you now know more about this art. Hopefully the advice and tips in this article will help give you a good start in your gardening endeavors.