When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Having a good wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool makes garden chores a lot easier. In order to relieve stress on your knees when gardening, always use a small garden stool to be more comfortable. Also, gardening can involve a lot of heavy lifting and moving items, therefore a robust wheelbarrow can make that aspect much easier.
You can keep your dog away from your garden by spraying perfume or aftershave in the grass. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.
Try planting your plants in flower pots first, then transferring them to your garden once they have had a bit of time to grow. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Though you can often place houseplants into new pots, some varieties will not do well if you disrupt the roots. You can easily find out which plants need to be re-potted by turning each plant upside down, then tapping the pot until the plant frees itself from the pot and drops out. Your plant needs to have a new pot if the plant is mostly roots. However, if there are only a small amount of roots showing or none at all, your plant is doing just fine in its original pot.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Irises can be easily divided. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. They will literally split in your hand, flowering the next year after replanting. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. Replant each one immediately.
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