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Gardening is something that people have enjoyed for centuries. Some do it for enjoyment, while others do it to put food on the table. The following article provides you with ways to make your gardening experience easier and more rewarding.

Do not plant perennials that are prone to snail infestation. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.

TIP! Your plants will respond better to gradual changes of environment. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day.

When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. You are prepared to plant after this is done.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Short grass tends to have shallow roots, which can cause dried out, brown patches to occur.

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TIP! Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.

If your soil is highly alkaline, try mixing used coffee grounds into the soil. Coffee grounds are an affordable means of adding acid to the soil so that it is pH-balanced. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.

Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. This is important, because different plants require different care.

Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. You can stunt the growth of mint by planting it inside a container or super-sized bowl. If you would like the mint leaves to still be in the ground, simply plant the container, and the leaves will stay within the boundaries of the pot.

TIP! Having healthy soil in your garden will help your plants avoid insect pests. If you are producing healthy plants, they will be stronger and better able to resist bugs and diseases.

The best way to start a garden is from first principles: seeds. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.

As this article noted earlier, horticulture is a centuries old pastime that countless generations have enjoyed and benefited from. Back in the day, horticulture was a necessary in order to survive. Today, it can be done for fun or to save money on fresh groceries. The information here can help you deepen your love of horticulture and the joys it brings. Have fun gardening today!

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Posted on Aug 26, 2017

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