Tending a garden is a relaxing past-time that can also serve as therapy. When it comes to gardening there are some basic “need to know” things such as: knowing your soils, which equipment to use and the time frame for planting your seeds. Some basic advice will give budding gardeners the information needed to get started.
In a place that’s dark, pre-soak the seeds. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. The time that you will have to spend on your knees in your garden can cause you unnecessary knee pain. Your knees can get supported with a decent pair of gardening knee pads.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
In the middle of the day the vegetables have softened, which means they are easily damaged. 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.
Before planting any perennials, you have to make the ground ready. Use your spade in a slicing motion to cut a flap of turf. Carefully turn the flap over, then cover the area with a three-inch layer of untreated wood chips. Let the area sit for a couple weeks, then begin digging into it and planting your new perennials.
Pine can make for a great type of mulch. Some garden plants are high in acidity, and do better with acidic soil. For these types of plants, pine needles are wonderful for mulching. Cover the surface of the ground with a two-inch layer of the pine needles; as the needles break down, they will release acid into the soil and nourish your plants.
There are many rewards to gardening, but in order to do it correctly, there is a lot that you must know. If you have the proper advice and you plan out your garden correctly, your garden can grow quickly. Follow the advice in this article and you will be on your way to enjoying a beautiful garden of your own.