Some houseplants may require re-potting, and others resent having their roots disturbed. To check the roots of your plants, simply up-end the pot and gently tap the bottom. The plant will slide out into your hand, and you can look at the roots. If all you see are mostly roots, the plant needs a new pot. Little to no roots means the pot is perfect for the time being.
When you plant a seed, take your time. Before taking any other steps, you should first moisturize the soil. Lay out your seeds, and make sure that they will have enough room to grow. Seeds need to be buried as deep as three times the seed size. Some seeds require light for growing and must not be buried.
Use smarts when watering your garden. Consider a soaker hose as a way to water multiple plants while saving time. To protect your plants, keep the flow on the soaker down. It can water the plants for two hours so that you can do other things.
When gardening, don’t use any broad-spectrum pesticides. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Useful insects are more sensitive to these pesticides than the pests, so by killing them, you could be growing your pest population. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
To clean salt out of clay pots, make a cleaning solution out of rubbing alcohol, water and white vinegar. Salt deposits will appear on the outside of the pot over time. Use equal amounts of rubbing alcohol, water and white vinegar to spray on the pot. Then scrub the pot with a plastic scrub brush, and see the salt disappear. Rinse well and let air dry before replanting in it.
You might prefer gardening by yourself sometimes or sharing your hobby with others, but in either case there is information in this article that you can use to expand your enjoyment. By applying the tips laid out here, you can share the joy of gardening with relatives and friends, or you can do gardening on your own to spend time with your thoughts.
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