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TIP! A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.

It’s no secret that not everyone out there has a green thumb. And if you’re one of the many who don’t, you might believe that gardening can be difficult. However, with the right information, horticulture can be quite easy. Now you know what you need to do, you can hopefully be more knowledgeable about gardening, so you can get more from it.

TIP! Transform the handles of your tools into convenient measuring devices. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks.

Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.

TIP! If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To boost your garden’s prospects of giving you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.

Check your soil before you begin planting your garden. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.

Knee Pads

TIP! Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant.

If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. Kneeling on the ground as you garden will eventually cause serious discomfort for your knees. Wear knee pads meant for gardeners so that you’ll be more comfortable when kneeling in your garden.

TIP! If you have many low-growing plants in your garden, get yourself a pair of gardening knee pads. Long hours spent in the garden will wreak havoc on your knees.

 

Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungi is very common. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.

TIP! One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds.

Split up the irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Every piece needs to have a minimum of one good offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.

TIP! Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. It is important not to use harmful chemical agents, because you are growing produce that is intended to be eaten.

Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.

TIP! Irrigate your garden efficiently. Use a hose with a soaker attachment to save you time, so the garden can get watered while you are doing other tasks.

This isn’t as horrible as you thought, is it? Just like any number of topics, much has been written on the subject of gardening, and therefore a great deal of advice is available. With a few basic tips, you can get off to a good start on your horticulture adventure. The advice you read probably provided that, so start that garden right now!

 
Updated: September 3, 2015 — 12:05 am
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