Organic horticulture can be a very enjoyable and relaxing activity in which anyone can participate. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming. Even a little bit intimidating. How should a novice learn how to properly garden? Keep reading to discover some useful tips and tactics.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container. Fill it with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather significantly affects these plants, especially if they're in pots. Tie these canes at the top. Place a blanket over it. This method is preferred to wrapping a plant in plastic, since it promotes circulation and prevents rotting.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some horticulture knee pads. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for horticulture can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
Allow enough room between plants for air to circulate. That plants don't stay too wet. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. One common organism that thrives on moisture is the fungi family. It's possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that's left after steaming vegetables. If you grow rhododendrons, azaleas or gardenias, increase the acid in your your soil by working in coffee or tea grounds. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
You should now realize how much fun and how enjoyable gardening can be. There is so much fun and relaxation to be had as one tries to make their garden grow properly. Use these tips to see your garden flourish!