Organic Gardening So You - Let's Get Moving!
There's no better time than now! If you'd like more information on gardening, this article can serve as a starting point for you. Below you'll find some handy tips to jumpstart your gardening aspirations.
Choose perennials that won't be taken out by slugs. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won't eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. It's a good idea to save any expensive plants or those that will thrive in indoor heat. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? 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. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
If you find that you have soil containing high amounts of alkaline, mix used coffee grounds throughout the soil. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
Good tools for the gardener include a wheelbarrow plus a kneeling stool. Working on the ground for long periods of time can be painful on the knees, so a small garden stool can really allow you to work in comfort. Horticulture involves moving heavy objects and dirt, so a wheelbarrow makes for a wise investment.
You are now one step closer to fulfilling that ambition and beginning your garden. You though you had mad skills before. Now you have insane skills! Ideally, you will be able to start gardening with much greater success after using these tips.