Does it always seem like the grass is greener on your neighbor’s side of the fence? It’s possible in your mind’s eye that the neighbor is doing something unique. Planting a garden doesn't have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. It simply requires practical information about how to care for a variety of plants. This article will help you along in the process of learning to care for your garden.
A handy trick is to turn the handle on a tool that you use often into a makeshift ruler. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes. Shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Lay the handles on the floor, then run the measuring tape down next to them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. Now, every time you work in your garden, you're going to have a powerful ruler at the touch of your fingertips.
When dealing with any type of seeds in horticulture, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
If you've a vegetable garden, it's crucial they're kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Most of these tips are easy to apply in your own setting. Once you've a good grasp of the basics, then you're ready to put these ideas into motion in your own garden. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you're getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. If something doesn't work, try something else. Be patient. Before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.