Gardening is often a lifelong passion, but with a little bit of research and work, you can get started today. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. Your plants will not be harmed by the baking soda, but the mildew will definitely not like it!
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.
Plants need CO2 grow well. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. CO2 levels are usually kept high to get the best growing situation for your plants.
If growing vegetables, make sure they are in a location in your garden where they will be exposed daily to at least six hours of the sun. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. This holds true for some types of flowers.
If you find that you have soil that has 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.
That’s not so bad, right? There is all kinds of information available to the avid gardener. The hardest part is finding a place to start. The tips you have found above should help you do just that!