Posts Tagged ‘Soil’

How to Plant a Garden

Hoping to learn how to plant a garden? Not knowing where to start? Well, don’t fret if you’re a person who doesn’t know how to plant a garden. It doesn’t really have to take as much knowledge in gardening to learn how to plant a garden in your own home. Preparing the Soil Basically, you have to start with the soil for its bed. To prepare that, don’t forget to make the soil smooth with a rake. This would help you have an easier time in planting the seedlings you like. Taking Care of the Roots Included in the basics of learning how to plant a garden on your own is to loosen the roots of the plant when you remove these seedlings from the store-bought pots. After that, it would be best to put them in the soil. Just make sure that you have their foliage facing a similar direction. This makes it easier for them to grow beside each other and would all look really neat and attractive. In planting the seedlings you have, being brisk is a key in ensuring the roots will stay healthy,...

How to Plant Grapes

There’s more to planting grapes than just digging the soil and watering. You need to determine the variant that is suitable for your location. Consult the County Extension service to know the most apt types you can grow. Sunlight Needed The ideal place to grow them is on a north to south axis. This orientation allows the vines to receive maximum sunlight. A majority of the variants have growing seasons of 180 days. Other types have longer seasons, and some much shorter. Soil Requirements The soil must be loamy. It must have very good drainage. The pH level needs to be between 5 and 5.5. When planting grapes, avoid using soil that is too sandy. Keeping the moisture in is critical. But don’t let the soil hold in too much water. Excessive draining should be avoided too. Get rid of the weeds with some mulch or pine needles. Note: you can eliminate the need for more fertilizers by adding a sod walkway. Place this in between the rows. By fertilizing the grass, the vines will also receive...

How to Plant an Avocado Seed

Unless the right methods are used, growing avocado seeds will be difficult. It’s not enough to just take the seeds from the fruit and bury it in the ground. There are several things you need to keep in mind. Two Methods After taking the seeds from the fruit, you can nurture it two ways. You can immerse the seeds in water or plant in the ground. If you’re going to grow it in the water, use three toothpicks to make holes in the seed’s side. Next you put the seed half submerge in a jar or glass. The pointy side should be up and the flat one in the liquid. Within a couple of weeks, leaves and roots will appear. Depending on the weather, this might take four to six weeks. To finish growing avocado seeds, you should place this in the potting soil. If you don’t do this, the plant will die quickly. Planting in the Soil If you want to plant in the soil, it needs to have good drainage and porous. The ideal temperature is between 60 to 70 degrees. The soil moisture must be maintained....

How to Plant Squash

Growing squash is perfect even for those with limited garden space. However, the environment will play a part in its development, among other factors. Soil and Temperature For seedlings, the temperature needs to be at least 65 F. Low humidity is preferred along with a warm climate. Those living in tropical countries can plant them either in dry or wet seasons. Squash can be planted in many soil types, but medium rich compost is the best. The pH level needs to be 5.6 to 6.5. You don’t need to do a lot of tiling. Planting Tips The seeds need to be put in a mound. When growing squash, the soil needs to be 2 ft in diameter. Manure must be put in place prior to making the mound. Each mound should be at least 3 feet apart. Some plants will be weak, so you should cut these off. Keep the number of plants in each mound to no more than five. Watering and Cultivating Water them once a week. The watering needs to be thorough, but avoid dampening the leaves. Cultivation is also necessary to prevent...