Gardening not only benefits you physically and emotionally, it can also feed your family and drive a business. Don’t waste money on equipment, plants or seeds without first figuring out exactly what you need.
Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. 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. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
Climbing plants make a strong addition to walls, fences or other free-standing structures. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They can grow through shrubs and trees, or even cover an arbor. Some varieties will climb and attach using their tendrils or branches, but some will need to be trained or supported with ties. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
A little bit of research will go a long way, especially when you pair it with patience. Your efforts will be rewarded by a great garden, and the satisfaction of having created something yourself.