Now’s the best time. You most likely have a head full of questions and concerns regarding how you should begin, and then what to do once you actually have. Luckily, you’ll be able to find some answers to those concerns in the paragraphs below. Below you’ll find some handy tips to jumpstart your gardening aspirations.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. These mollusks are capable of consuming an entire garden full of flowers in a single night. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Bulbs are hardy, easy to grow into flowers, and will blossom for several years. 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.
Grow wheat or cat grass around the plants your cat likes nibbling. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
When you decide to add vegetables into your garden space, be aware that they must be placed where they will receive direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours daily. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. Some flowers also have the same needs.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Learn the appropriate time to pick different vegetables. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting. As an example, zucchini and baby peas both have the best flavor when they are harvested at a young age. On the other hand, tomatoes taste best when they are as ripe as possible from the vine. So, be aware of the best harvest time to pick your veggies.
Pest control can present a challenge for successful vegetable gardening. Don’t spray harsh chemicals since they will spoil your veggies. Remain alert in order to control garden pests. If you catch the pests early, the best removal technique is just to take them off your plants by hand.
You will now feel more confident in your ability to transform your garden into a thing of glory. You though you had mad skills before. Now you have insane skills! Hopefully, the suggestions here were helpful in getting you started in the exciting world of gardening so that you eventually will become an expert gardener.