6 country ideas that will make life easier for a novice gardener
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one Plant a minimum of plants
In the gardening store, it is easy to be tempted to buy a large number of seeds and seedlings of a wide variety of plants. As a result, you will have to prepare a large area for planting, germinate plants according to different rules, and take care of them. It is very easy not to calculate and simply not physically cope with everything. Instead, make a clear list of what you will be planting. For example, one type of flowers or shrubs around the perimeter of the house, two flower beds, 2 types of vegetables and 3-4 types of herbs. You can cope with such a volume if you visit the country house every week for 3-4 days. If you come only for the weekend, give up part of the landings.
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2 Water the plants in the evening
There is an opinion that it is necessary to water the plants early in the morning, literally at dawn. With this approach, while relaxing outside the city, you will not be able to get enough sleep, and if you oversleep and water later, the plants can get burned in the sun.
Instead, water your plantings closer to sunset, around 6 or 7 pm. If possible, discard the watering can and run a convenient hose with a nozzle that regulates the power of the jet. This will speed up watering and not be so tiring.
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3 Choose plants that do not need a greenhouse and insulation for the winter
Try to choose plants that are not afraid of weather changes in summer and the onset of cold weather in autumn. Building a greenhouse and warming plants for the winter is too difficult for the first gardening experience.
A good way out of the situation if you are not sure that you will continue gardening next year is to plant annuals. They will fade and produce during the season, and in the fall they can simply be removed from the site.
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four Choose self-fertile plants
All garden plants are divided into three types: self-fertile, partially self-fertile and self-fertile. Self-fertile plants will produce a crop, even if there are only 1-2 of them in the garden. Next to them, you can additionally plant unpretentious fragrant herbs and flowers to attract bees. But everyone else needs a company to pollinate and produce a crop.
Varieties of self-fertile plants
- Apple tree varieties Melba and Zvezdochka.
- Cherry varieties Assol.
- Pear varieties Lada and Generous.
- Currant varieties Bagheera and Katerina.
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5 Buy seedlings in containers
In garden markets and shops, you can find seedlings of the same plants in containers and with bare roots. The latter are cheaper, but for their planting, more work will have to be done — to process the pit, lay out fertile soil, add fertilizer. In addition, it will be easy for an inexperienced gardener to break the roots when planting or make a mistake in storing a seedling.
Plants in containers won’t have this problem. They can safely wait a few days before planting, and the roots will not be affected when moving into the hole. In addition, the earthen ball on the roots already consists of fertile soil with fertilizers.
6 Leave aisles between landings
A common mistake for beginners is to plant beds close to each other, not considering that the plants will grow. As a result, it is inconvenient to walk around the garden and the garden, and weeding and watering turn into exhausting work.
To avoid this, always lay the distance between shrubs, flower beds and beds. You can additionally lay them out with hay so that weeds do not grow there.
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