Gardening can simultaneously be one of the most infuriating and rewarding endeavors a person can take on. Not everyone is born with a green thumb, so it can sometimes be extremely difficult to remember and keep up with each plant’s peculiarities. While some plants can basically grow on their own, others need constant attention as slight changes in PH levels of the soil or changes in moisture can have a serious impact on your plant’s health. Here are some great tips to help keep your plants healthy.
1. Here is a great chart that shows what the perfect amount of light is for many common houseplants.
2. If you tend to really struggle with keeping your plants alive, these plants require very little maintenance.
3. Succulents, in particular, are very easy to grow and take care of. This helpful guide will take you through the process of planting some.
4. Eventually, many plants will need more room to grow once they fill the pot with roots. When this happens, it is important to know the proper way to repot a plant without damaging it.
5. If you like to get a little more use out of your plants, these can be harvested and replanted over and over again.
6. Saving seeds from produce you buy can save you a lot of money in the long term if you start to grow them yourself.
7. Certain plants either harvest or grow better during certain times of the year. This handy chart can help you remember the right time to plant vegetables.
8. If you have an issue with getting your vegetables enough light, the ones listed below require very little.
9. Cucumbers can be really finicky, but these tips will have you growing some extremely juicy ones in no time.
10. Some pesticides can be incredibly harmful to the body. If you start to have a bug problem, these sprays can definitely help out.
11. Having a raised gardening bed can help you grow vegetables safely if you have suspicions of the soil being contaminated.
12. Growing your own herbs can help make everyday foods taste even better.
13. Once you figure out what herbs you want to grow, this helpful chart can help guide you through how much light they need.
14. If you are planning on growing those herbs indoors, this chart will make the process significantly easier.
15. Some plants can act as natural insecticides. If you have mosquito problems, these plants can act as a deterrent.
16. If you are looking to add some variety to your diet, these plants are edible and can be used in a variety of dishes.
17. While many plants will grow back each year during the spring, this list of common annuals need to be replanted every year.
18. Weeds can be extremely irritating and destructive to any garden. Here are some great ways to deal with them without using harmful chemicals.
19. Mulch can help if you are not getting the results you want out of your garden. This infographic can help you decide what the best approach to using mulch would be.
20. Compost is full of nutrients that are vital to many plants. Unfortunately, for those that live in apartments, it is not the most feasible thing to do because of the smell. This great guide can help you develop compost even without a yard to keep it in.
21. It is important to have the right tools to get the best results. This flowchart can help with choosing the right tools to be successful.
22. At some point, less regular tasks need to be done throughout the year. A calendar like the one below can help you keep up with what should be done each month.
23. It is important to keep in mind that the act of gardening can be incredibly beneficial to both your physical and mental health. Having a hobby that keeps you active as well as keeps you thinking, can help you look and feel great for the rest of your life.