Tending your garden is a relaxing way to get some sun and be active. Beginning gardeners need to know the answers to questions like when and what to plant, what type of soil is needed and what kind of gardening equipment they need to purchase. You will find useful answers to your gardening questions and some general gardening advice within this article.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. White vinegar can kill weeds! Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
You should make sure to divide your irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.
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. By taking the tips given and preparing what you need in advance, you will find yourself with a beautiful garden in no time.