Now is a great time. You likely have plenty of questions about what to do and how to begin; this article is going to help. Below are some expert tips to get you moving with the aspirations you have to become a green thumb.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Before you ruin any crops, make sure you do this. Soil can be analyzed at a lot of cooperative extension offices, so make sure you plan accordingly.
Vegetables should be planted in an area where they will get a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This is also true for some flowers.
It’s easy to just jump in and start gardening without thought, but it’s important to plan your garden first. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. Fungi are a very common and irritating pest in the world of horticulture. You can control fungi with fungicides, but you must remember to use it before you notice any problems in order for it to work.
Many people delight in the taste of fresh mint leaves, but become frustrated when the plant spreads wildly. You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.
Split up irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Divide rhizomes with a knife. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.
Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple months. Planting them inside helps the seeds germinate better. Your seedlings will be stronger, and this will mean they can withstand diseases and bug attacks. Once the seedlings are sturdy enough, they can be transplanted to their rightful place in the garden.
You should purchase a wheelbarrow, as well as a kneeling stool to help you garden. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees, so a lightweight and portable garden stool will make gardening more comfortable. Horticulture also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.
Hopefully, you are now much better equipped for your horticulture endeavor. If you thought you knew everything you needed to know before, you might be surprised how much your knowledge has grown with just a simple article. Apply the tips and ideas you have just read about to create the garden of your dreams.