There is plenty to learn about gardening, but the knowledge will pay off in the long run. Having read the advice and wisdom imparted to you in this article, apply the pointers to your own gardening for a far more successful plant patch in your yard.
A good tip of what to plant in the garden is to plant high-value crops. Value is a subjective term, but plant the things that are most costly to buy, as long as they are suited to the climate. The whole garden does not have to be devoted to this, but if an area is earmarked for this type of crop, it can save money in the coming season when prices are sky high for certain crops.
Take the time to know your soil. Get it analyzed. This will let you know what is in your soil and in what areas the soil may be deficient. You can then buy the missing nutrients to add into your soil which will help maximize your crops! Many local universities that have agriculture departments have the ability to test your soil for a small fee.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
Divide large clumps of perennials. Some perennial plants lose vigor and flower less well if the clump becomes too large. Plants like Shasta daisies, bearded irises, phlox, chrysanthemum and coneflower benefit from being divided every three years. Without division they become congested, and the center of the clump will begin to die out. Simply dig the entire plant out, keeping the root ball intact, and divide it into pieces using a shovel. By doing this, you will have at least two or three new plants!
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Pay attention to the temperatures in your garden. When it is early, or late, in the season there is a chance that your plants could be exposed to frost. Freezing temperatures will cause many plants to die, and some that live will not produce at the level they would have otherwise.
Do not give your garden too much fertilizer. Providing fertilizer to your plants allows them to better make food from sunlight. Too much fertilizer, however, can cause your plant to grow too fast, which prevents it from fruiting or flowering. The excess chemicals left in your soil can wash away and pollute the local ground water.
Not as difficult as you thought, right? Like most topics, gardening has a great deal of information to be learned and the advice is readily available from a number of sources. Sometimes, if you figure out where to begin, it’s easy to “jump right in”. Hopefully, this article has provided you with just that.