Hurray, spring is finally here! The days are getting warmer and longer with each passing day.This also means gardeners are getting ready to sow the soil and get some plants into the ground. Are you one of those gardeners excited for the spring season? If so, here are a few spring garden tips to get started!
Sprout Seedlings Indoors
Have you planted a few seeds and sometimes they don’t grow? Well, for starters, keep your seeds indoors to keep a closer eye on them. Usually, all you need is a plastic baggy and a damp paper towel. The paper towel gives the seeds water and allows them to sprout. Just place the plastic bag under a warm patch of sun and check on it every other day. When your seedlings start to sprout you can transfer them to small pots or transplant them into the soil. As the weather starts to warm up you’ll be ready with your new little army of plants. After that, you can just switch them to outside plants and allow them to grow.
Biodegradable Pots (For Transplanting)
Transplanting can be tough on your plants. A few new sprouted plants may even die or go into shock from the change in the soil. One of the best things you can do to prevent this is using biodegradable pots for your plants. They come in all shapes and sizes. They act just like normal pots, but when it comes to transferring your plants into the ground all you have to do set the pot into the soil. After that, voila! Now you have a transplanted plant that is healthy, happy, and won’t go into shock from the change. Over time, the pot degrades allowing your plant to spread its roots and grow even bigger.
Loosen Up Hard-Packed Soil Ahead of Time
Hard-packed earth can sometimes be a deal breaker for a lot of budding plants. Packed down soil doesn’t drain well, and makes it hard for plants to spread their roots. One way to help your plants is to loosen up the soil before doing any sort of planting. Usually going 3-6 inches deep in loosening up the soil is a good start. If you’re up for the challenge, try doing 8-12 inches instead. Not only will your plants thank you, but you’re allowing for air to flow through the soil as well. So your plants can reach those pockets of air and become even greener.
These are just a few of the spring garden tips we wanted to share with you! The exciting thing about spring is how much growth is going on around you. It’s a fun way to get the year started and have some gorgeous plants to enjoy. There’s nothing more satisfying than gazing down at your garden and knowing you grew everything yourself. It can also be very relaxing once you’ve got your garden going. While it does require quite a bit of maintenance and preparation, it certainly pays off in the long run.