Tips And Ideas For Any Type Of Gardener

 

 

Gardening is an inexpensive, entertaining and relaxing activity. The elderly and the very young can help create aromatic flowers, delicious vegetables or lush landscape. Kids will be amazed to see all those plants begin to grow. Children are more likely to try new vegetables if they have grown them in their own garden. This article contains the information that you need for you and loved ones to enjoy growing a gorgeous garden together.

A tip to prevent dirt from accumulating under your fingernails while working in the garden, use a bar of soap before starting. Rake your fingernails across a bar of soap and it will seal the undersides of your nails so that dirt will not collect beneath them. When you are finished in the garden, just use a brush to scrape the soap from beneath them and your nails will still be sparkling clean.

If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.

To store your garden-fresh onions for use throughout the winter and avoid having them rot or mold, store them in pantyhose! Yes, pantyhose! Simply place the onions into the legs of pantyhose, and, to avoid letting them touch one another (which is what helps create mold and rot), place a twist tie between each onion and the next. To store, hang the pantyhose by the gusset in a cool dry place and cut off or pop a hole in the pantyhose to grab an onion when you need it.

Don’t assume that insects are to blame for all plants ailments. There are many things that can affect the health of a plant. The PH of the water you are using, the location of the plant (under shade vs direct sun), the amount of soil in the pot and several other reasons can be a determining factor.

Make sure your pot is the right size for your plant. If the pot is too small, the plant’s roots may not have enough room to grow. The roots will become “root bound”, stop growing, and begin to suffocate. The size of the root system can determine the size of your plant and yield.

If you don’t have someone to water your plants while you’re out of town, build a homemade watering device! Simply make a small hole in the bottom of a jug, block the hole, and then fill it with water. Place the jug near the base of the plant and remove whatever is blocking the hole. This will slowly give your plant the water it needs while you’re away.

Regardless of whether you plan to garden on your own or in a group, these tips will still be beneficial to you. Take what you have learned here, and help your family enjoy gardening, get together with your friends or just have fun by yourself.