Gardening is more than decorating. It is more than just an activity for the green-thumbed hobbyist. It can help a person appreciate life and enjoy peace and tranquility. You will improve your skills and feel closely connected to your garden.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
There are home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.