Sound Advice For Gardening WIth Great Success
Very few things are as rewarding as gardening. Seeing a plant grow from seed to a
mature plant is fun and fulfilling. By reading the following tips, you can gain new insight
into your garden and expand your techniques. Even the most basic of actions can
produce satisfactory and noticeable results.
Be sure to water your garden daily. Without daily water, your garden may quickly turn
sour. If the idea of pulling out a hose daily is too much for you
to stomach, consider installing some sort of sprinkler system. There is a cost, but it can
save a lot of headaches and actually pay for itself via a healthy crop!
Plant a new and different edible each week. Eating tomatoes or corn every day can get
old real quick, but if a variety is planted, this problem will never happen. The garden can
offer a wide variety of different edible plants and if they come to maturity at the same
time the variety will make the garden more enjoyable and more fun.
If you want to grow fruit trees but have limited space on your property, consider dwarf
fruit trees. Many fruit trees are available in dwarf varieties, including apple, peach and
pear. These trees typically reach approximately three to eight feet. Not only do they take
up less room and produce lots of delicious fruit, but their low height makes it easier to
harvest the fruit.
When you are , be sure to leave the praying mantis alone. These
insects are skilled predators which take care of any number of harmful pests. In
addition, these praying mantises do not harm your garden in any way, so let them go
about their work protecting your garden from pests.
When gardening, be sure to use proper posture. Don't lift with your back, and try to bend
at the knees instead of at the waist. Keep your back straight when bending over. This
allows you to use stronger and more flexible muscle groups to lift, and also protects
Make sure to pick the right seeds for your location and zone. Certain crops grow better
in certain locations. Seed packets usually have information regarding USDA zones.
Information regarding USDA Plant Hardiness Zones is also available online. A good
example of this is growing oranges in warmer climates and apples in cooler climates.
Pay attention to the . When it is early, or late, in the season
there is a chance that your plants could be exposed to frost. Freezing temperatures will
cause many plants to die, and some that live will not produce at the level they would
No one said gardening was easy. However, few will say it isn't worth the effort. As with
anything that requires effort, time and patience are needed. You already spent a
moment to read these tips, so take the initiative and give these tips a try. You won't
regret it and you might even be glad you did.