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Four Ways To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

 

This article contains tip to help you cultivate a healthy garden. Don’t waste money on equipment, plants or seeds without first figuring out exactly what you need.

TIP! If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water.

Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. This raises the chances of the plants growing until adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.

TIP! Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.

When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.

TIP! Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. This way, when the sprouts start shooting up, you can recall where you planted each plant.

For the right results, get the right type of soil. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.

TIP! Before you start working in your garden, purchase a wheelbarrow and a good kneeling stool. 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.

Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. A lot of Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and you can prevent ruining a few crops by identifying the specific steps to take.

Stink Bugs

TIP! Your children will enjoy being involved with your organic gardening endeavors. A garden can teach your children about the joy of rewarding work and nutrition while bonding.

When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and all sorts of fruit. Stink bugs may get out of hand and do significant damage in your garden. It is important to take steps to eliminate them from that area.

 

TIP! One way to create a great organic garden is to allow for a portion of your yard to be undeveloped for wildlife. You will see many of the birds and insects that are present will assist in pollination and plant production, helping to create a much better garden.

You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.

TIP! Indoor plants have been bred over time to thrive in temperatures that are characteristic of a home. Most indoor plants like to be in about 70 degree temperatures, plus or minus 5 degrees.

The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.

TIP! To be most efficient in your gardening, always keep your tools close at hand. Large pockets or a sturdy bucket can be used to store tools.

Your vegetable plants need about two or three inches of mulch placed around them. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. It will also prevent weeds from growing. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.

TIP! Organic material piled three inches deep is an effective mulch in your flower gardens. This is a simple method of discouraging weeds, retaining moisture, and adding excellent nutrients into the garden.

To give them a helping hand, pour the water you obtain after steaming vegetables over your plants. For gardenias and rhododendrons, try putting your used coffee grounds or tea bags in the soil so they may acquire the acid they need for proper growth. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.

It only requires some research, lots of outside work, and a large amount of patience. Once you see the garden you’ve created, you’ll know all your efforts were worthwhile.

 
Updated: September 29, 2015 — 5:53 am
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