Horticulture is often a lifelong passion, but with a little bit of research and work, you can get started today. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, horticulture and learning.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Handles of things such as rakes, hoes or shovels make excellent measuring instruments. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
When the fall season approaches, you must prepare to plant your favorite fall veggies and other edibles. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin, scoop out the inside, and spray the entire thing with Wilt-Proof. This will prevent rotting. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. Spending lots of time on your knees while horticulture can injure them and create lasting pain. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.
You should divide irises. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. For optimum viability, plant your new cuttings into the ground without delay.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. Starting from seed is far less harsh on the environment than using plants you buy at the nursery. 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.
That isn’t too difficult, is it? Like anything else, horticulture is a big subject and there is a lot of information concerning it. Sometimes, you need a starting place. With any luck, you’ve received that from this article.