Is the grass always greener over there? You may imagine your neighbor has the key to a perfect garden. Planting a garden does not have to be an elaborate effort of backbreaking work. All it requires is knowledge to take proper care of plants. You can start to increase your gardening knowledge today by reading the information below.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! Stink bugs prefer peppers, beans, tomatoes, and various varieties of fruits. If they are left in the garden, they can do great damage to your plants, so you should do whatever you can to eliminate them.
Be sure to weed your garden. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. White vinegar can kill weeds! If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Start a new garden from seeds. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. Most nurseries use plastic containers to grow seedling. This plastic is seldom recycled, so most is dumped in landfills. Be kind to the environment and start your garden with seeds or purchase young plants from nurseries that use organic packaging materials.
Know when to harvest your vegetables at precisely the right time. For the optimum flavor, be sure to follow the guidelines for planting and picking. For example, baby peas and zucchini taste best when they are picked young. Tomatoes, in contrast, taste better the longer they are allowed to ripen on the vine. You should know the proper time to pick vegetables.
To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! This will help mask the scents that attract your dog, and will make your garden a less interesting place for your pet to be.
Vegetables get softer as the temperature goes up, so you could damage your vegetables if you pick them during the hottest hours. Be certain that you cut picked vegetables straight off from the vine itself and not by twisting them off, because you don’t want to harm the plant.
All of the gardening advice contained in the tips above is simple and relatively easy to implement. You just need a bit of instruction on what to do, then the time to apply what you have learned. Monitor your plants carefully to assess whether you are getting the results you want from certain techniques or approaches. If one thing fails, try another technique. Just be patient, and ultimately your garden is going to be loved and envied by everyone.…