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TIP! Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold.

For hundreds of years, people have enjoyed horticulture. Some people garden simply because they enjoy it, whereas others garden as a means to feed their family. The rewards will be even bigger when you are armed with this cadre of horticulture tips and techniques.

TIP! Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties.

When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.

TIP! For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year.

Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.

TIP! Do not mow your lawn too short. When the grass is a little longer, the roots will be stronger and the lawn becomes more resistant.

Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.

TIP! Coffee grounds can be used to amend soils that are high in alkaline. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil.

If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.

 

TIP! To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers.

It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. 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.

TIP! Fertilizing your garden is essential. Use commercially composted products in your garden to help your plants grow.

Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Try to keep your mint in a container in your garden to stop their rampage. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.

TIP! Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch.

You should be cognizant of the peak time for harvesting your vegetables. For the optimum flavor, be sure to follow the guidelines for planting and picking. For instance, peas and zucchinis are tastiest when picked young. The opposite is true of tomatoes. They taste their best if you allow them to ripen on the vine as long as possible. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.

TIP! Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. Failing to heed this simple advice can mean skin irritation that you are going to remember, and not pleasantly at that.

As noted previously, people have enjoyed gardening for many centuries. It used to be a way of subsistence. Today, horticulture is still done for need but also for profit and pleasure. The information laid out in this article will increase your gardening joys, whatever the reason for your garden! Take to admire the fruits of your gardening time.

 
Updated: November 11, 2015 — 6:18 pm
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