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41. Gardening Tips Galore
There are many secrets and ideas that gardeners can share with each other. This listing is just a few ideas and tips that come to mind when I am actually doing thing in my garden. While your gardening habits will vary I thought you might like a few ideas for this time of year.
October and November are great months to plant new trees. When you transplant new trees or shrubs you would make sure you water them before leaving them on their own for the winter hibernation!
If you live in a cold windy area, you might want to wrap the truck of the tree with a cloth to prevent the wind from damaging the bark of this new growing tree.
You should be composting all year round. Remembering to add to and to water your compost pile will ensure that you have a great source for the spring planting time.
You can cover your new evergreens or plants with a sheet, rug or other types of materials when the frost first comes so that you prolong their growing season and make them stronger for the winter months ahead.
When the temperature starts to dip down to 35 degree F you should be bringing in your container plants. You can keep growing your container plants all winter in the greenhouse. Bringing in your containers that are ceramic or similar material will prevent them from breaking from the extreme cold weather.
If you want to learn to force bulbs indoors, you could be digging some of these bulbs up and putting them in your refrigerator for about a month. Then when you want to plant the bulbs and to get them to start, donít keep them anywhere that is more than fifty-five degrees. The lower the temperature when they first are planted the more likely you are to succeed.
If you are going to mulch your outdoor plants and gardens you should wait until the ground is frozen.
During the months of November and December and even into January gardeners often share or trade their extra seeds in hopes of getting new kinds of flowers and vegetables for their gardens.
When gardening in the greenhouse and you are entering the months where your plants are getting larger, brush your hands across the plant tops. This keeps the plant a little stronger. Often when a plant doesnít have to fight the winds or even the breezes of the outdoor garden they might seem weaker. Brushing your hands across the tops of your plants also promotes pollination!
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