Great Gardening Tips For Any Skill Level 5
Great Gardening Tips For Any Skill Level
So you have always thought that you had to be born with a green thumb in order to have one. However, anyone who has some knowledge about gardening can be able to have a nice looking garden. The article that follows will give you some ideas that can help get you that garden.
Don’t forget to read your seed packets! They give general information specific to the plant about when to plant, how much sun is needed, how long from planting to harvest, and how far apart the spacing should be. Seed packets from some sources even go into detail about the history of the plant and may even have a recipe.
Herbs are the easiest plants to grow and most are problem-free from pests. The best tip for growing herbs is to continuously snip the herbs. Herbs respond well to snipping and will grow new shoots quickly. In fact, snipping herb plants will prevent them from getting leggy and tough to chew.
It is important to protect your knees when you are gardening. Many people can not bend over for long periods of time while they are standing up. Kneeling is a great way to reach your plants without causing stress to your back. You can get a knee pad to place on the ground to kneel on so that you do not feel pain in your knees.
Wearing gloves to protect your hands is very important. It is very possible to get cut on something that is lodged in the ground if you do not wear gardening gloves. The best time to buy gardening gloves is at the end of summer when all of the gardening supplies have been put on clearance.
It is important to wear a mask when gardening, if you are an asthmatic. Breathing can already be difficult for you and the pollen that is in the air could make it worse. Wearing a mask is a great and inexpensive way to lessen your chances of having an asthma attack.
It is best to use organic mulches because mulch slowly decays and adds nutrients to the soil which improves the soil structure. Organic mulches include buckwheat hulls, coffee grounds, shredded corn stalks, manure, peat moss, pecan hulls, pine needles, sawdust, sphagnum moss, stone chips, bark and wood chips, grass clippings, newspaper, straw, tree leaves, compost and evergreen branches.
Prepare your garden bed in the fall for spring planting with this simple method. Lay down several layers of newspaper where you plan to grow your garden, wetting it down as you go. Cover the newspaper with thick black plastic, making sure the edges are secured so it doesn’t fly away. In the spring, remove the plastic and plant seeds right through the newspaper and into the soil.
With these simple tips it is easier then you thought to have a garden that is just as nice looking as your neighbors. So quit being jealous and do something about it. Before you know it, you will have the garden that everyone desires to have.