Gardening is a great way to escape the stress of daily life by working with your hands and getting in touch with nature. It’s also a way to add some beauty and peace to your home by surrounding it with lovely plants. Read on to find out how to start your home garden today.
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The clay will not be able to adhere to the surface, by waxing the shovel head.
To save space in your garden, try planting your crops in blocks rather than in the traditional rows. Rows end up leaving too much space between plants for needless pathways. Blocks help keep plants tight together without sacrificing production. Small variety kitchen vegetables do best in blocks that are arranged in a wide bed.
If you have enough space pick one row in your garden to contain an assortment of different vegetables. Try uncommon or unusual crops that you wouldn’t want in abundance, but that can liven up a meal that you prepare using your usual crops. Plant crops in this row over time so that you’ll always have a selection of vegetables to try.
When raising new plants, it’s helpful to identify the best soil composition that fits your plant. Plants require 3 major nutrients to grow potassium, phosphorous and nitrogen. Learning the special composition for your soil will usually lead to the best plant growth possible. On the other hand having the wrong composition will generally result in average or stunted growth.
If you like to plant flowers that produce a lot of fragrance, consider planting them close to your house. You can enjoy the scent whether you are inside or outside your house. That’s one reason. Another reason is that the heat from the walls of your house can intensify the scent from your flowers, making them more fragrant.
When you buy young bare-root trees, keep the root ball moist until your are ready to plant. The tree will weaken or die if the roots dry out. You should plant the tree as soon as you bring it home. If you cannot, lay the tree on its side and cover the roots with moist peat moss, then cover the roots with a tarp.
Use a sanitary laundry basket to pick your fruit and vegetable harvest. They are reusable and already have holes so you can rinse the dirt and debris off your yields. It acts like a strainer and will replace the function of wood baskets. Save money and stay green at the same time.
If your life is stressful, gardening cannot be recommended enough. As you have seen by reading through this article, gardening is an easy hobby as well as a great stress reliever. So, what excuse do you have in not starting? Apply the tips in this article today to produce a fantastic garden and to make yourself feel fantastic, too!