There’s no better time than now! You probably have a lot of inquiries on how to start and what to do, but no worries, this article has you covered. Below you’ll find some handy tips to jumpstart your horticulture aspirations.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
When you’re out and about in the garden, particularly in the fall, keep an eye out for sink bugs. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. They can do serious damage in your garden, so look for an effective method of reducing their population.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Simply carve open the top of a pumpkin so you can remove the innards, and then spray inside and out with something like Wilt-Pruf to prevent pumpkin rotting. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Aerate and dry your plants each day. Moisture on the surface of a plant can attract parasites, and cause disease. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. Be sure to prevent the growth of fungus with a spray that will inhibit their growth.
You will now feel more confident in your ability to transform your garden into a thing of glory. You might have already thought you knew quite a bit about horticulture, but now look! The tips in the article should have set you on the right path to having a great garden and growing like the professionals.