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TIP! Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. The first day you transfer your plants, you should only allow them to sit in direct sunlight for a few hours.

Learn techniques that can enable you to grow a more beautiful garden for yourself, your family or your work. With just a little research, you can make a horticulture plan that will get you exactly the results you’re looking for without wasting your time or your money.

TIP! Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease.

You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By weeks end, you should have plants that are ready for a permanent home outside with no problem!

Flower Beds

TIP! Bulbs planted in the spring can flower all the way into summer. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds.

Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These fast growth plants make flower beds vibrant, and they let you alter the appearance seasonally and annually. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.

TIP! Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots.

When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.

TIP! Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? 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.

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.

 

TIP! Using pest-resistant plants or natural materials in your garden is a good way to keep pests away. Forming a border around your vegetable garden with marigolds or onions are ideal for repelling slugs.

Start your garden off right with seeds, not plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. The problem is those plastic trays which end up in landfills and are not generally recycled. Plants in organic packagingn or seeds sown in your garden, are fine .

TIP! To grow peas, try growing them indoors first, instead of outside. By initially planting them indoors, the seeds tend to germinate better.

There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. For example, planting a border consisting of marigolds or onions can repel slugs. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.

TIP! Look for evergreen variants that produce berries. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless.

If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. When you plant them indoors first, the seeds will germinate better. The seedling may also be hardier, which means that they can better resist disease and attacks from pests. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.

TIP! Before you start working in your garden, purchase a wheelbarrow and a good kneeling stool. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting.

Read instructions before using any gardening tool you aren’t familiar with, including pesticides or other chemicals. Use the tools only as directed in the instructions. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation. Keep your body safe and follow directions.

You just need to do some research, work outdoors, and have patience. But soon you will see the work begin to pay off, as the garden begins to grow.

 
Updated: September 20, 2014 — 5:13 am
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