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Gardening makes you able to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from your very own yard instead of driving to the store. There is nothing as good as a fresh tomato on a sandwich or fresh salsa. This article is packed with a variety of simple and effective horticulture tips that anyone can use.

Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.

TIP! Your tool handles can easily be used as handy rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool.

Consider starting your plants in pots and then planting the seedlings in your garden. This raises the chances of the plants growing until adulthood. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.

Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Perennials with hairy, tough leaves as well as those with unpleasant taste are not appetizing to snails and slugs. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.

Baking Soda

TIP! Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water.

There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Remember to be gentle when digging up your plants; carefully dig away from the roots and gently place the plant into a container.

Always make sure to mow your lawn to the appropriate length, always making sure that the cut is not too close. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. The shorter the grass is, the shorter the roots are, which leads to a dry lawn.

TIP! Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. Have a soil report done.

Learn the appropriate time to pick different vegetables. Individual vegetables have distinct windows of time to pick for getting the greatest flavors. Peas, for instance, should be harvested rather young if you wish to obtain the best flavors and texture. On the other hand, tomatoes taste best when they are as ripe as possible from the vine. Take the time to learn when your produce will be at its best for harvesting.

The hobby of gardening not only gives you something enjoyable to do, but produces tasty vegetables, herbs and fruit right at home. Preparing fresh, healthy meals using what you have grown can be a very satisfying experience. Use these tips to get more from your gardening.

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Posted on May 17, 2017

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