Before planting seeds, use a rake to level the ground you’re planting in. You can also use stakes and string to keep rows straight. For seeds that require at least a half-inch of soil, plant them in a trench of that depth. If the seeds only need 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil, you can just sprinkle the soil on top of the seeds. After the seeds are firmly in place, lightly water the seeds.
Planting in a shady area
Planting in a shady spot is a bit more challenging, and selecting the right plants is crucial. For example, you might want to consider planting maidenhair fern, which is a very low maintenance plant that requires only supplemental water. For best results, plant it early in the morning, as this allows the moisture to evaporate from the foliage. Also, look for plants that are resistant to disease and fungus.
Planting in a hole
Planting in a hole is a popular planting technique that can make the planting process simpler. Dig a hole slightly larger than the container, and place the tree inside it. The hole should be wide enough for the roots to spread out freely. Be sure to avoid breaking, bending, or trimming the roots. You should plant the tree so that the topmost roots are about one to two inches below the soil surface. Once the hole is large enough, you can gently remove the soilball and find the roots. If the plant has shallow roots, the roots may be parallel to the soil surface, or slightly angled downward. Planting trees in a hole that is too small can lead to failure.
If your plant is growing too large for its current container, you will need to repot it. This process allows for more root room and more beautiful parts of your plant. Ensure that the new pot is larger and deeper than the previous one. It should also have drainage holes to let water and soil pass through.
Watering plants is essential to avoiding rot, mildew and fungal problems. To prevent these problems, water plants in the morning and not at night. Watering in the evening puts them at risk because the water remains wet on the leaves longer.
Eggshells as plant markers
Eggshells contain a high amount of organic matter. The hard shell contains nitrogen in the form of proteins, and after decomposing it can be helpful to plants. Not only do eggshells protect plants from slugs, but they also contain sharp edges that cut slug feet. They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Using chamomile tea to control damping-off fungus
If you’ve ever wondered how to prevent damping-off, you may want to try using chamomile tea. The tea is a natural anti-fungal agent that kills the spores of the fungus. And it’s completely safe for humans, pets, fish, and bees. What’s more, you can grow your own chamomile tea plants in your own garden!
Using clear plastic bins as mini-greenhouses
Using clear plastic bins as mini-garden greenhouses is a cheap and easy way to grow a variety of plants. Simply fill the cups with clean potting soil and plant the seeds according to the directions on the packet. To water the seeds, simply use a spray bottle to mist the soil around the seedlings and plants.