Why not learn something new about becoming a better gardener? With just a little research, you can make a gardening plan that will get you exactly the results you’re looking for without wasting your time or your money.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. Seeds can’t always thrive in gardens, and are often eaten by birds. Once you remove the most recent mature plants from your garden, the seedlings are immediately ready to be planted.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. In general, higher amounts of CO2 are related to better plant growth. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can kill a precious garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. Keep a solution of vinegar diluted with water on hand to spray on weeds.
Plant bulbs in your garden if you want flowers through spring and summer. Since bulbs are easy to grow and resistant to poor weather conditions, they will grow without fail year after year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. The coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to give some acid back to the dirt. You will notice that your vegetables and greens will have a stronger taste.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate, so that plants do not stay too wet. Moisture on your plants is a sure way to attract parasites and disease. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of gardening. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
It only requires some research, lots of outside work, and a large amount of patience. Once you see the literal fruits of your labors, the time and effort you’ve invested will seem worthwhile.