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Horticulture is an activity you can pursue if you want to have tasty fruits and veggies sprouting to maturity just outside your house. The only thing better than picking fresh tomatoes for your salad, is having an entire salad for your efforts. This article will give you some great gardening tips to help you make the most of your garden.

Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.

TIP! So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day.

Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay the tools down on the floor, then place a measuring tape along the handle. It’s a good idea to label distances with a permanent marker. Now you will always possess a large ruler ready for your use in the garden.

Baking Soda

If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. Then, spray this mixture onto all of your infected plants once each week till the mildew is gone. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.

TIP! Shoveling clay soil is tiresome since clay is hard, and it can also stick to your shovel for twice the difficulty. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth.

You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. If you don’t want to take the time to remove the weeds by hand, simply spray them with a white vinegar solution.

Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.

As the above article stated, horticulture is an excellent method of growing your own fresh, delicious fruits and veggies in your backyard. Preparing fresh, healthy meals using what you have grown can be a very satisfying experience. Practice the tips you’ve read here to enhance your experience and grow an amazing garden!

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Posted on Jul 21, 2017

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