Home gardening is a great hobby that promises the satisfaction of tending to your plants and watching them bloom with good health. In setting up a garden in a tiny space, you will need vases to hold your plants since an out-door garden is not available for use in this instance. To brighten your garden, you can opt for colorful vases that give your garden a more colorful appearance. Colorful vases give a dashing contrast to your garden. When filling up the vases, a few decorative stones can be used to increase the appeal. These stones do not necessarily have to be purchased since they can be made at home. By painting smooth river stones, you have colorful stones to use in your vases.
Tomatoes grown in a green house tend to lack the same juicy taste as that of tomatoes grown in an open garden. This is because garden tomatoes are exposed to more nutrients from the soil and grow in more natural conditions. When growing your garden tomatoes, you can make them sweeter by using the simple trick of sprinkling baking soda on the soil. Tomatoes planted in such soil will not suffer from acidity and will be sweeter in taste as a result. The baking soda will work as a base and lower soil acidity levels. The result is a sweeter tomato for your consumption.
Plants that grow as tiny herbs and shrubs can be grown in a tower set up to save on space. When gardening in limited space, you can set up troughs filled with soil that are set up in successive layers; each on top of the other. By using your space going up, you can plant more herbs in a row. This set up is effective in water conservation since water will trickle from the upper trough to the lower trough when it fills up. Hydroponic farmers favor this method of growing plants because it allows them to make the most of small spaces.
In the instance you want to travel, there is no need to inconvenience your neighbor by having him water your plants while you are away. You can make a drip bottle by using a plastic container. To make a drip bottle, a gardener would need to poke small holes in a plastic bottle and bury it next to the roots of a plant. When filled with water, the bottle offers a slow release of water closer to the roots of your plant. This slow release ensures maximum uptake since the roots are close to the poked holes. Such a set up would ensure your planted herbs are hydrated for a longer period of time.
To minimize the cost, you can mold containers for planting using cement. The cost of purchasing containers for planting can be done away with by building home-made holders. All you would need are two containers, one bigger than the other. By placing the smaller container inside the bigger one, you then fill out the space in between with cement that has been mixed with sand and watered into a uniform mixture. The cement mold will dry up as an excellent container that can be planted in.
Starting a garden requires working knowledge of what seeds to plant for growth to take place. If seeds that are used cannot grow, it will result in a long wait that won’t bear any results. A simple test to find out the viability of seeds is to place a sample of your seeds on a wet paper towel. When left for a few days, viable seeds will show signs of sprouting. If they do not sprout, you save on valuable time and get new ones for planting.
Gardening is a dirty job that involves dealing with dirt from kneeling and digging holes in it. To avoid getting your clothes dirty, you can repurpose a pair of old jeans to serve as an overall. By wearing a pair of jeans, it will protect your clothes from getting dirty. A gardening apron is not an essential item in your daily gardening activities. Old faded jeans that are no longer fashionable to wear can be repurposed into a great work outfit because of their tough nature. The fabric used in making jeans makes a better substitute for some work aprons.