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How To Make Horticulture Fun And Easy

Not only is horticulture very relaxing, but it is also an activity which doesn’t require much money to do. It can also be a wonderful way to develop family bonds. Children will be delighted watching seeds grow and flourish into beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables. It also makes you appreciate nature and understand the beauty of the land that we live on. The following article will provide you with useful tips on easy horticulture and how to incorporate others into this enjoyable pastime.

Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.

TIP! To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day.

Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. Your plants will be more likely to mature this way. This is also a good way to tighten up your planting schedule. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.

The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. It is possible to utilize tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes and shovels, as measuring sticks. On the floor, simply lay out the handles, then take a tape measure and run it next to them. Label the distances on the handle with a marker pen that will not smear or fade away. Next time you are working in the garden, you will have a large ruler at your fingertips!

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is essential to the growth of plants because of its role in photosynthesis. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. If you have a greenhouse, keep CO2 levels high.

TIP! Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy plants grown in robust and enriched soil have an advantage in fighting pest infestation.

Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? That’s why it’s better to place mint in containers rather than letting it have free rein in your garden. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.

Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. Time and effort will be saved pulling out all the weeds.

In conclusion, no matter what you reason for horticulture is, whether you do it alone or with others, these tips will be of assistance. The advice in this article can be used to teach your children or grandchildren how to develop their own green thumbs, to share the pleasures of horticulture with friends, or to simply enhance the time you spend alone tending to your plants.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2017

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