This article contains tip to help you cultivate a healthy garden. Don’t waste money on equipment, plants or seeds without first figuring out exactly what you need.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. Once the plant is healthy enough, replant it in your garden with the appropriate type of soil. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals
Every good gardener knows when the best time is to begin harvesting one vegetable or the other. Every type of vegetable has a different moment of ripeness. For example, baby peas and zucchini taste best when they are picked young. Yet, in reverse, tomatoes must wait for prime-ripeness before they are subject to being picked. Simply educate yourself on what the best time is to harvest each of your garden vegetables.
Be sure to plant using the colors of Fall. That doesn’t have to be way it is though! In terms of colorful foliage, fall is the time of year admired by many. For example, maple, beech, and dogwood trees all change from their usual green to a vibrant spectrum of yellow, orange, and red. Also, when considering shrubs, try using cotoneaster, hydrangea, or barberry.
All it takes is a little knowledge, a bit of work, and a whole lot of patience. All the work will be worthwhile, when you experience the satisfaction of a thriving garden established by your own effort.