One of the most enjoyable things that a person could ever do is gardening. It’s great to see when your plants are growing well and healthy. How does gardening give you benefits? Well it’s simple! This is one way of keeping your family to eat safe, clean and fresh fruits as well as veggies right from your very own backyard. You don’t need to spend time and money to go to the market anymore for them. There are a couple of things that you need to do in order to know how to let your plants grow healthy and have the benefit to not need to pay for your own nutritious consumption.
TIP #1- CHOOSING YOUR SOIL
Choosing the soil to be used is one of the most important factors that will help our plants to grow healthy. Plants love loom soil. Too sandy soil is not good because it easily gets dry especially during hot season. On the other hand, if you are going to resort for a too muddy soil it will also cause your plants to be rotten. If you desire to use an already mixed soil, you can buy it online especially if you cannot make your own compost or find a loom soil in your backyard.
TIP #2- KNOWING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANTS
There are several varieties of plants that we can grow in our own backyard. But before you plant each one of them, be sure to read the instructions on the seed pack on how to plant it, the weather condition of when to plant them and the best season that is suitable for each one of them.
Most gardeners prefer commercial fertilizers that are often sold in gardening stores for their garden especially when their area or garden lot is big. But many backyard gardeners on the other hand, prefer organic fertilizers which are safer to use than commercial. But for small scale gardens composting are the most applied way to fertilize your plants. Not only to save money it can also help also make our surroundings clean by collecting dried leaves, shredded papers, fruit skins and leftovers and put it in a pit on the ground. You also have the option to use a container with a hole at the lower front to make an outlet and to discard the materials when it is ready for use.
TIP #4- WATERING
Plants really need water. Lack of water decreases the ability of your plants and crops to bear fruit or to produce green leaves. At times especially when it is hot your plants need more water to avoid dryness of the soil. The best time to water your plants is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It is also good to observe your plants and place a cover above it or put it under the shed to avoid being hit directly by the intense summer sunlight. This will help them avoid drying up from too much heat.