Your back yard garden can be a plentiful source of luscious fruits and nutritious vegetables. Fresh produce from your own garden free from pesticides is the best way to enjoy delicious vegetables. Use the common sense advice in the article below to ensure a bountiful harvest.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. If you start with balanced soil, your garden will produce healthy plants with the best yield. Refrain from using chemicals since these will increase the salt content of the soil.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
Good tools for the gardener include a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool. Horticulture can take a toll on the knees, but a small ergonomic stool will be a comfortable solution. Horticulture also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.
As mentioned earlier, the art of horticulture means that your dining table can have fresh and tasty vegetables and fruits, that you grow in your own garden. Preparing fresh, healthy meals using what you have grown can be a very satisfying experience. Practice the tips you’ve read here to enhance your experience and grow an amazing garden!