Gardening is a hobby which not only relaxes you, but can provide you with delicious food. Just a few of the common questions gardeners have are what type of soil to use, what kind of equipment is needed, and when is the best time for planting seeds. This article provides key tips for gardening aficionados.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. Once every week, you should spray the mixture on your plants; the mildew will disappear shortly thereafter. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
As you have learned from this article, gardening can seem like quite the task, yet is manageable if you know what you’re doing. Create aromatic flowers, delicious vegetables, sweet fruit and lush foliage with a relaxing, enjoyable hobby. Apply some of the tips you just read and, in no time, you’ll be amazed at what you can with your garden.