Learn some of the tips included in this article so you can make a garden that everyone can enjoy. Figure out what you need beforehand, so you don’t spend money on equipment that isn’t necessary, or impractical seeds for your climate.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. The coffee grounds are a very inexpensive way to add acid back into the dirt. This will allow your vegetables and greenery to really thrive.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees, you should consider protecting them, especially if they do best in warm environments. Pull the canes together at the top and securely tie them. Next, using a sheet or perhaps even a blanket, cover the structure. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
You should purchase a wheelbarrow, as well as a kneeling stool to help you garden. It can be very uncomfortable on the knees when working so close to the ground, so a light, portable stool makes horticulture easier. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. If you catch them when there are only a few around, you can actually pick them off the plants by hand.
Research, hard work, and some dedication are the main requirements. Your efforts will be rewarded by a great garden, and the satisfaction of having created something yourself.