• How to Plant Seeds

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    Anyone who wants to grow a garden or just grow plants in pots should learn how to plant seeds using a seed tray. It does not require much money or time in order to plant seeds. You do not even need a green thumb in order to prepare seedlings and be able to transfer them to your pots or your garden. Our following little guide will show you how to plant seeds using a basic seed tray. Materials Required The materials required to plant seeds are: soil seeds seed tray water You can buy the basic tray minus any frills to get things started. In fact, any flat plain seed tray will work just fine. The only thing you need is to know how to  plant the seeds correctly. It will suffice if you buy a plastic one that costs around 50 cents to a dollar. You will also need a sifter for the soil. Basic Pointers on How to Plant Seeds Keep the following pointers in mind when you decide to plant seeds. You should begin the process by determining the appropriate time to plant your seeds. You should consider...

    How to Plant Bananas

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    Like other plants, growing bananas requires plenty of preparation. Prior to planting the rhizomes (the stems), careful consideration of the soil is necessary. Soil and Sun Requirements The banana needs a lot of sun. The soil draining system is also important. This point can’t be emphasized too much. If the roots get soaked, it can die in less than 60 minutes. Air flow is necessary but too much wind can damage the foliage. The soil needs to be a little acidic. Avoid utilizing yard soil as it’s too heavy. Make sure there’s enough soil to cover half the rhizome. Water and Fertilizers After the first water, don’t repeat it until the soil has dried half an inch deep. Water and fertilize simultaneously. Watering weekly won’t help in growing bananas. Only add water when the soil has dried to the specified level. Climate Condition The ideal sun exposure is 12 hours. It’s also best if you grow them during warm weather. The daytime temperature should be in the 80s. At night, it...

    How to Plant Cucumbers

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    Turned into pickles or eaten as it is, planting cucumbers can be done by even novice gardeners. One simply needs to spend time caring for them and making the right preparations. Choosing the Site First consideration is sunlight, as the fruit needs plenty of it. The climate needs to be warm, but not too dry. Allow a few weeks to pass after the last frost to avoid problems. A large garden is necessary as these fruits grow fast. If the area is small, using trellis is recommended to help manage them. Readying the Soil The ideal soil setup is loose and sandy. However other soil types will do provided the drainage is good. If you’re planting cucumbers, take out the stones, sticks and other objects from the soil. Don’t take out the dead grass and small weeds; they’ll provide nutrients for the soil. When it’s ready, dig a hole 7 inches to a foot deep. Fertilizing A cup of 10-10-10 or 10-20-10 fertilizer must be applied for every 10 ft row. Set the fertilizer in place until the ground...

    How to Plant Radishes

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    Planting radish can be enjoyable as there are many colors and flavors to choose from. While easy to grow, you should be aware of what variants to plant and when. Numerous Types There are more than 200 radish types you can plant. The Burpee White, Champion and Cherry Belle are suited for spring season. So are the Plum Purple, Fuego and Early Scarlet Globe. For summer or spring, Icicle and French Breakfast are recommended. For winter storage, China Rose, Round Black Spanish and Tama Hybrid will be excellent choices. Planting The spring varieties need to grow as soon as the soil is workable. When planting radish in the spring, the latest date is in the middle of the season. Successive planting every two weeks is acceptable. Some variants can be grown in the winter if stored indoors and in a container. The winter radishes need more time to grow. Whichever variants you plant, you can set them between slow growing vegetables. You can also nurture them near warm season plants. Sowing depth should...

    How to Plant Garlic

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    It doesn’t have to take a real professional gardener in order to know how to plant garlic and make it thrive for eight months to be ready for the harvest season. Anyone can learn how to plant garlic. However, one must be patient for the long wait and be ready to do the work that would be needed. Buy the garlic bulbs that you need to plant. To learn how to plant garlic, you would have to start with first purchasing the right garlic bulbs and ensuring that you have the perfect climate for planting. Basically, most gardeners buy their garlic bulbs during the early winter or late fall season and plant them about six weeks before their assumed time when the soil would freeze. Some prefer buying started seedlings so it would shorten their waiting time for harvest. However, started seedlings wouldn’t usually be there in the stores for you to buy. It’s highly unlikely that you would find them. Usually, garlic bulbs are more commonly sold in most stores. Once you buy them, examine them. You...