Organic gardening is wonderfully therapeutic and anyone can enjoy it. Gardening can be overwhelming for a beginner. How should a novice approach the learning experience of growing plants? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. When you plant the seeds indoors, your seeds will start to germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once they are strong enough, you can transplant them outside.
Make sure your pesticides are focused on only what you’re trying to kill. These pesticides can kill the useful insects that work as predators to 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. If you respond to the growing pest problem with more broad-spectrum pesticide, you only continue the harmful cycle.
Protect yourself from sun overexposure while gardening by wearing the proper clothing. Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. When using the right protection in the sun, you will lower your chance of getting a sunburn and decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.
During the hottest hours of each day, your vegetables become too soft, and even gentle harvesting will cause damage and bruising. Use garden shears to remove your vegetables from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.
Heather is a magnet for friendly insects. Heather will attract bees early in the spring as well as other beneficial insects. Plant a heather bed, it will house many bugs that are good for a garden such as spiders and ground beetles. Because of this, don’t forget to protect your hands when pruning heather beds.
By now you probably are beginning to understand why so many people enjoy working in their gardens. Gardening is not only a beautiful art but also a rewarding and relaxing way to spend your time. With these tips in mind, you can start growing like a pro!