Some people believe that growing a garden is difficult, but with the proper information, you can have a great garden of your own. All it takes is a little knowledge for you to have a green thumb of your own. When you have completed this article, you will have learned everything you need to know to show off your green thumb.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. This really increases the survival rate of young plants. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Use common sense when watering your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Keep the water running slowly so it doesn’t spray up onto the plants’ leaves. Allow the soaker to stay on for a few hours, so your plants can receive water while you tend to other tasks.
Plant heather to attract beneficial insects. Heather is great for getting bees to stop by at the beginning of spring, as heather plants have nectar available early in the season. Because heather beds require very little maintenance, they often become the home of spiders, ground beetles, and other insects that can benefit your garden. If you do have to tend to your heather, wear gloves in case you accidentally annoy one of the residents!
Strawberries are a great plant to grow in any organic garden, especially if you happen to have kids or any strawberry lover in your home. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
As was mentioned previously, all you really need is a bit of understanding the basics to see that gardening is not as hard as it seems. After you take the time to educate yourself about all the ins and outs of what it takes to be a great gardener, you will can look forward to success in all your gardening endeavors.