Many people have enjoyed the hobby of gardening for many years. Many garden to help feed the family; while others enjoy the sheer pleasure of it. The rewards will be even bigger when you are armed with this cadre of gardening tips and techniques.
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Then over the next week, gradually increase the time they are in their new habitat. After a few more days, your plants will be more resistant and ready to stay outside all the time.
Use a mixture of vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and water to get rid of salt deposits. If you are having a problem of salt buildup on your clay pots, mix equal parts white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Spray on the deposits and they will wash away with ease. Make sure to let the pots dry thoroughly before use.
Make use of an old golf bag to carry your tools such as spades and rakes around your garden. You will save a lot of time and effort (and you’ll have an excuse for a new golf bag!). The bag will keep them all together, so no more lost tools either. Many golf bags even have a stand, in this case you won’t have to worry about it tipping over and causing an accident.
No gardener really enjoys weeding, but it is necessary. Using weed control cloth can make your job a lot easier. Lay down strips of cloth between your rows and you’ll end up saving yourself a lot of trouble. It may not look quite as nice, but your body will appreciate it.
Don’t forget to fertilize your garden! Water isn’t enough when it comes to growing delicious, healthy vegetables. Choose the fertilizer that you best like. Some people prefer manure, while others can’t get around the thought of it. There are many fertilizer options available at your local gardening store, so there is certainly, a right one for you.
Start a compost bin, and enjoy nutrient-rich fertilizer that you can use for your vegetable plants, herbs, flowers and more. Food scraps and peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, newspaper, paperboard, yard waste and other organic matter are perfect additions to your compost bin. Keep a small bucket or bag in your freezer as an odor-free way to collect kitchen waste, and empty the container into the outdoor bin when it is full.
In conclusion, gardening may be the world’s oldest pastime, and one full of wonderful benefits and rewards. It was a requirement and a way of life a long time ago. Although many people today still rely on their gardens as a source of food, gardening for the sheer pleasure of it has become more common. The information above will increase your enjoyment of gardening, regardless of your reason for wanting to garden. Enjoy reaping the benefits of gardening!