Coffee grounds are a great addition to soil. Coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth. Your plants will really bloom if they get the nitrogen they need from coffee grounds or compost or diluted urea.
When preparing a home-cooked meal, save your excess vegetable trimmings and mix them in with the soil in your garden. These veggies decay quickly, which then leech vital nutrients into your new plants that are growing. Of course, if you have a large amount of vegetable scraps, you should compost them in a compost heap, but small amounts of scraps can go directly to the soil.
Spacing is an important factor to consider when planting your garden. It’s common to not think about how much space a plant will need once it’s full grown, and you don’t want to crowd your garden. This will give you enough room to work around your garden without smashing any plants. Think ahead and give each plant room for expansion, by properly spacing the seeds.
If slugs are disrupting the balance of your garden, you can diminish their population by using a beer trap. Bury a glass jar in your garden so that its open mouth is level with the top of the soil. Fill it with beer to about one inch below the top of the jar. Slugs will be attracted by the beer and fall into the jar.
There are all sorts of plants that you can plant in your garden. Mulch is a must-have for plants that require acidic conditions. These types of plants should be mulched with a thick layer of pine needles around fall every year. When the pine needles break down, the acid that they contain will make its way into the soil.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.
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