When you first start reading about gardening, the whirlwind of information can make you just want to stop and do something else, but if you stick with it, you’ll find that it’s not a difficult skill to learn. We truly hope that these tips will get you started on a lifetime of successful, happy, gardening and learning.
To prevent shocking your plants, you must gradually introduce new temperatures and other conditions to them. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. If you do this correctly, the plants should be able to make their final move at the end of a week’s time.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Plain water with a bit of liquid soap and baking soda will do the trick. Once a week, spray this on plants to eliminate the mildew. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Not as bad as you thought, correct? Just like any topic, horticulture is vast a subject which encompasses a plethora of information. Sometimes, you just need some advice about where to begin in order to start working in your garden. The tips you have found above should help you do just that!