Every gardener dreams of having a thriving garden. For some, this is a reality, for some it isn’t. If you want to achieve your dream of a beautiful garden, there are a few things to learn. Horticulture takes a lot of effort, planning, time and work, but it can be a great deal of fun. Below you will find some wonderful tips for making horticulture more fun and less work!
Plants need ample amounts of CO2 to reach their maximum growth. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin 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. Once this is done, you are ready to plant!
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. Many flowers also require adequate sunlight to flourish.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. In addition, your small plants or groups of plants that are limited in number won’t become lost if you have a large garden.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
Irises can be easily divided. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Split rhizomes with a knife. Cut rhizomes from around the outside then throw away the remaining center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Replant immediately.
Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. You have many different choices for fertilizer; choose whichever is best-suited to your plants but definitely use one.
With these tips, you’re better equipped to grow the most beautiful garden you can imagine. In learning how to create your dream garden, you’ll also be growing as a person. That’s because learning how to nurture your plants will not only help you reach the goal of having a great garden, but it will help you learn to nurture yourself.