Learning about horticulture can be very overwhelming, but just like anything else, it can also be very easily researched, taught, and learned. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. It’s a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
It is important to choose the right type of soil if you want to achieve the best results. Depending on the type of plants you desire in your garden, your natural soil may or may not be appropriate. It is also possible to create individual areas with one specific soil type.
A certain amount of CO2 is necessary for plants to maximize their growth potential. If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
A good green garden should start from seeds and not plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
Remember to place a layer of mulch over the soil around your vegetables, approximately 2 inches deep. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. That helps you save a great deal of effort and time in weed eradication.
Now that wasn’t as terrible as you thought it would be, right? As with any topic, the body of knowledge surrounding horticulture is vast. The hardest part is finding a place to start. Hopefully, this article will serve that purpose and set you on the path to a beautiful garden.