Horticulture is a great way to grow delicious fruits and vegetables right in your own backyard. Is anything as sweet and tasty as a freshly picked tomato sliced up on your salad, other than perhaps having a whole salad straight from your backyard? This article provides the information you need to know to make your garden flourish.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
Split up your irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Replant each one immediately.
A good fertilizer is important to add nutrients to your soil. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. There are a wide variety of fertilizing options available, although which type you use is not that important; just make sure to use something.
Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. The mulch will help keep the dirt around the plants more moist. It will also dramatically decrease weed growth. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
Be sure to buy a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool that you can use for your garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. Using a wheelbarrow or wagon to transport heavy loads of dirt will help protect you from back injuries so make sure that you have one.
The hobby of gardening not only gives you something enjoyable to do, but produces tasty vegetables, herbs and fruit right at home. You can be proud that you used fruits and veggies that you grew in your meals. Follow these tips to garden efficiently and enjoy it.
Originally posted 2013-10-09 04:16:28.