Gardening Tips (Google / Brunei fm)

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Gardening Tips That Are Useful For All Of Us

Learning about gardening is a long process. You will become skilled if you invest enough time and efforts. With the tips you have just read through you should now have a better idea and feel a little more confident when you think about gardening. Work your way through them and before you know it you’ll be a great gardener.

Dwarf fruit trees are an option for space-constrained gardens. Almost any garden, including urban ones, can accommodate dwarf trees. This type of fruit-bearing tree will begin to show a full sized fruit in about four years, give or take a year. The best time to plant dormant trees is early spring; water them well until the roots have taken hold.

Use fall colors to your advantage. Most deciduous vines, trees and shrubs look most beautiful in the autumn, when they transform into fiery oranges, vivid reds and glowing yellows. The plants change color in this way because they’re no longer producing chlorophyll, and the colors that were being hidden by green start to shine through. Place these types of plant in a location which gets plenty of sun, especially after noon. Among the more popular plants chosen for their Fall colors are chestnut, maple, and burning bush.

Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This improves the chances of successful plant development.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.