Life’s getting hard in here…. So, I do some gardening.
The nice lady next door talks of green beds and all the nice things that she wants to plant in them.
Courtney Barnett goes further in her song to express her desire to grow a variety of plants like tomatoes, sunflowers, and radishes.
Should the singer empower you to embrace your gardening fantasies, you have to get some tips and knowledge regarding gardening, for the task is in no way as easy as it may seem.
Let’s take watering for instance.
What about it?! It is child’s play. You may think.
Yet it is not holding some hose and sprinkling water randomly here and there as your first intuition may suggest.
To give you a glimpse of how gardening is a bit complicated in the real world, here are five watering mistakes you may make and what are the right things to do.
1- You may use water a bit much.
A starter may think that irrigation is just a synonym for watering in a literal sense. They then may engulf their garden in a thick layer of water. Mission accomplished! Wasn’t it?
Not at all. Using too much water that will cause unwanted growth of fungi which puts the health of plants at risk.
Also, the drowned soil will not be able to absorb oxygen properly, which will lead to the death of plants.
Freaked out enough?! Don’t panic. We got you covered.
The right thing to do is to water just the roots of your dear plants, soaking soil at a range between 5 and 6 inches in depth.
That method will give your plants a chance to take deeper roots. Thus, you will be only serving the part of the plant that needs nutrients contained in water.