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How To Grow A Garden In Window Boxes

Learning the many intricacies of gardening can be intimidating and even discouraging. Like most things worthwhile, devoting a little time and effort can yield promising results. The tips you will find below will pave your way towards gardening success.

Choose higher yield plant varieties. If yield is important, choose hybrids designed to resist cold and diseases rather than traditional varieties.

Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. For healthy plants, start with healthy soil that is properly amended and free of chemicals in order to avoid salt accumulation.

If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.

You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.

Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.

That wasn’t so hard, right? Like most subjects, there is amble information on gardening available. Sometimes, if you figure out where to begin, it’s easy to “jump right in”. Follow our tips to start happily on your way.