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7 ways to keep your garden healthy

Keep your garden healthy One of the most mysterious things that can happen in your garden is when a plant gets sick. How did that happen? Will it spread? Will all my plants die? How can I get rid of it? The most important thing to understand about disease prevention is the disease triangle (drawing, right). A disease only occurs when three things concur: you have a plant that can get the disease (a host), a pathogen that can attack the plant (such as a fungus, bacterium, or virus), and environmental conditions (such as moisture or drought) to promote the disease. If any one of these things is absent, the disease will not occur, so at least one side of the prevention triangle is knocked off. Instead of waiting for a problem to appear in your garden, consider the best defense against the disease a good offense. Here are 10 ways to keep your plants healthy by removing at least one side of the disease triangle. 1. Inspect plants carefully before purchasing The easiest way to co

Flower seeds to sow before spring

 Flower seeds to sow indoors before spring Getting a good start at sowing flowering annuals in spring and summer is the best way to prolong the seasonal color without breaking the bank. Some seeds can be sown indoors or in the greenhouse, 10-12 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Here, they are protected from the cold and are ready for planting in the garden when spring comes. How to sow Once your growing medium has been placed on a tray, sow the seed in the soil and cover the seed bag with the required depth. Some seeds are sown in the soil without covering. These require light to germinate. Other seeds require darkness and cover to germinate. If you use trays with cells, plant 2-3 seeds in a cell to give the best chance of success. They grow to a height of a few inches and can be thinned if needed. Instead of pouring the seeds into a cluster of washable water, spray the seeds with a fine mist water sprayer. Keep the seeds moist and check daily. Label the seeds

Learn all about using fertilizers in the garden

fertilizers in the garden We use fertilizer to grow our plants well, but when is the best time to fertilize? And how much of what kind of fertilizer do we use? On one page, we will see the basics for applying fertilizer in your garden. What is compost? The soil is rich in organic matter (compost!) And fertilizers are often used to get the nutrients the plants need. Consider fertilizers as nutritional supplements. For example, tomatoes need to grow in soils high in calcium. If you have grown and harvested plants in your garden in the past, these crops have taken up nutrients from the soil, and those nutrients need to be replaced before more plants can be grown in the spring. This is where compost (organic or processed) plays a role. Fertilizers replace the lost nutrients, which ensures that the nutrient content of the soil is at an acceptable level for healthy growth. If you are a brand new gardener, the best first step is to do a basic soil test in the fall and see what typ

5 Container Gardening Tips

 5 Container Gardening Tips (Soil) You Should Know Now Growing plants in pots can be fun and challenging at the same time, but these container gardening tips will make the hassle easier for you! When you grow plants in pots and enjoy your own beautiful green bed in a particular place, you save a decent amount of space. However, it does come with its challenges, so we have come up with the best container gardening tips to help you. Container Garden Tips 1. Avoid using garden soil Garden soil is heavy and water cannot escape freely from it. The clay particles in the soil fit tightly together and prevent water from escaping and air from entering, which is not good for plant roots. If you want to use garden soil, you need to edit it. Mix with compost or well-rotted compost, charcoal, coconut, etc. and it will turn light. 2. Do not fill the container to the top Most container gardeners do this - filling the pot to the top. While this does no harm to your plant, it does make wate

Herbal Seeds You Can Sow in January and February

 Top 8 Herbal Seeds You Can Sow in January and February Although January and February are not considered the primary horticultural months in many areas, in the absence of frost, gardeners know that this is the perfect time to start their next crop season. It can be hot enough to sow most of their garden directly. If you are sowing seeds for this period, today's list has the best options. The herbs are very easy to grow, anyone can do it and they can be harvested after a short time. If you have decided to have your own herb garden, you need to know what herbs you can start with. When is the right time to start sowing seeds to keep the seeds healthy and give more leaves? Look no further, here are the top 8 herbal seeds you can sow in the months of January and February that you are looking for. Once installed, it is easy to grow without care. Even if you are a beginner, you also have your own herb garden. These herbs are available in any grocery or market, but by growing t

7 Beautiful flowers like jasmine

 Flowers like jasmine Jasmine not only displays white elegant flowers, it adds a wonderful look and aroma to the garden, but its flowers also emit a pleasant aroma. This flower is used for liver disease, pain caused by liver scarring, and abdominal pain caused by severe diarrhea. It is also commonly used as an anesthetic to prevent stroke and, in some cases, cancer treatment. If you like the lingering scent and elegant beauty of jasmine, do not miss the 12 beautiful flowers that look like jasmine today. If you look at them, you will find that they have the same shape as jasmine, but each has its own charm. Of course, when you look at them they give you different feelings. In addition, they bring a variety of health benefits as an effective natural medicine. For good reason, they are the best candidates to become a part of your garden. In addition, they are easy to grow with basic care. Continue reading to learn more about their information. 1 Nandiyarvattam Nandiyarvattam is native to

Plant and vegetable companions in gardens

companions in gardens The true wonders of nature do not amaze us. One of the most fascinating topics in gardening is plant and vegetable companions. In short, fruits, vegetables, and even plants have friends. Flowers, for example, are certainly beautiful to look at and admire. Nevertheless, they can serve as the most practical applications in the vegetable garden. These include: Insect repellent Attract insect predators Attracting pollination Controlling weeds Individually grown vegetables are more susceptible to pests. Growing the right flowers will attract the beneficial insects that feed on these insects. The best flowers are rich in pollen and nectar. These are usually single-ringed flowers of the petals. Another benefit is the wonderful form of colors, textures, and aromas that flowers can bring to a vegetable garden. This can be confusing for insects, as it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly which vegetables they usually want to eat. In this case, some insects are g

chart vegetables to grow in the garden

 10 types of chart vegetables to grow in the garden Charts are a very popular crop for the home gardener because they are one of the easiest crops to grow and maintain, so if you are a beginner, this bright and tasty vegetable is the first choice. They do not require much fertilizer and if you provide good drainage soil and regular watering they will be much less maintained. To get greens throughout the spring, summer, and fall, you really only need to sow the seeds once a year. Additionally, you can grow them in pots, containers, or any DIY plant. If you find it difficult to be patient, here is a list of 12 types of chart vegetables that can be grown in the garden to help you enjoy those homemade vegetables very quickly. They are not only a colorful addition but also loaded with many vitamins and minerals such as A and K, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and manganese. In any recipe, you will get fiber, plenty of health benefits, and a mild delicious taste. There is no

How to train your tomatoes

Train your tomatoes Tomato. Every gardener grows them, and every gardener has strong ideas on "how you will grow tomatoes properly," especially how to control them. Also, to be honest, even control would not be a problem if the tomato plants were out of control. They spread out all over their neighbors' beds, clogging up the space and clinging to anything unfortunate enough to be planted nearby. Not only that, they tend to hide their fruits under leaves and on the ground, where rot, snails, and stray legs can cause their damage at harvest. There is good news though. Since many tomato growers have many opinions on this matter, there is more than one way to keep your tomatoes in their place. Stocking, caching, trellising and inverted gardeners use vertical growth, and this article will help you determine which is the best way to train your tomatoes. Developing pains First, we will discuss the methods of growing tomatoes. Each tomato shows one of two growth habit

Wood ash applications in home and garden

 Wood ash use in the home garden When your primary heating source is wood, you may find yourself cleaning the woodstove a little during the colder months of the year. Before long you throw out your gray bucket once or twice a week. But where? What do you do with all that ash? We will help you put a dent in those buckets of powder ash by-products. The resulting pieces of ash and charcoal are filled with minerals. In addition, its natural alkalinity and mild abrasive texture will make wood ash work around the house and garden. Even if you use only a few of these suggestions, you will end up with an empty gray bucket in the spring. Security first It is important to note that this list considers you to burn clean wood and does not burn chemically treated wood such as pressure-treated stained or painted wood. If the hot dog is not roasting on the fire, do not use it around your house. Hardwoods generally contain more nutrients than softwoods such as pine, but softwoods provide s

Mistakes to avoid when climbing roses

climbing roses Now that you know the basics of how to grow and maintain climbing roses, let’s look at some common mistakes to avoid. 1. Use a battered tray attached to your climbing rose. Did your climbing rose come with a plastic trellis? A lot of newbies are tempted to use this, but doing so is a mistake. Why? Because within a year it will not bear the weight of your rose. 2. Prune your climbing roses the way you would your bush roses. As we have discussed, proper pruning for climbing roses requires very specific pruning tools and techniques. Do not forget that your climbing roses need different pruning care than your regular rose bushes! 3. Panic when there is not much early development. Do not see large cane formation in the first year or two? Didn’t even see a rosebud? The worst thing you can do is assume you have been robbed and start trying to "fix" it. In fact, the biggest mistake you can make is to cut it thinking it will stimulate the main cane to bloom.

stop birds from eating your tomatoes

Ways to stop birds from eating your tomatoes that go beyond the net There are many things to consider when growing your tomatoes. From diseases such as early blight and septoria leaf spot to numerous pests, including frightening aphids - potential concerns can seem endless. Many gardeners do not consider birds - often welcoming guests in most gardens. For one, they are excellent at removing your tomatoes from those nasty pests. But, they will soon become the tomato gardener's nightmare. Birds that carefully care for tomatoes will catch them. Fortunately, there are ways to feast on birds before you have a chance to pluck your tomatoes. Whether you want to get rid of the birds completely from your garden or want to protect your tomatoes, there is a solution for you. 1. Cages Hanging tomatoes when growing tomatoes is not a foreign concept, especially for short, bushy, sturdy varieties. The cages provide support for the tomatoes, allowing them to grow upright and preventing