Some Simple Ideas to Make Your Plants Vigorous
There are thousands of plants you can grow, but they all have one thing in common. They have to be taken care of properly in order to flourish and be healthy.
Plants are very particular when it comes to their environment, and giving them the wrong soil or the incorrect amount of water or light can easily cause them to die. If you learn the requirements of each type of plant you are growing, and make sure the plant gets what it needs, you will soon discover that it's not the least bit difficult to grown healthy, thriving plants. The following are some general guidelines to keep in mind for healthier plants.
One of the first things you should consider before even planting or purchasing plants is their lighting requirements. If you don't have much sunlight in your yard, apartment or wherever the plant will be kept, don't choose a plant that needs at least 8 hours of direct sun. It's not difficult to control the lighting in the area you want to put your plants. Artificial lights, especially LED lighting, is very helpful along those lines. Nevertheless, the majority of gardeners simply plant in their yards where the sunlight is adequate for their type of garden. In other words, match your plants to the conditions that are native to your environment.
If you are a beginner, take things one step at a time. Don't plan an elaborate, complicated garden as your first project. The same enthusiasm may strike when you are buying outside or inside plants in containers. It's easy to buy way too many. You have to be certain you can meet the requirements of the different plants and, if you have a large quantity of plants, some of them may be neglected.
As a newcomer, you only want to start with a few plants. One idea a lot of newcomers follow, is to grow a garden based on a theme. For example, if you like homemade salsa, plant a couple of each of the plants you would need to make salsa - such as tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, and onions. It's easy to be seduced by the seed flats at the garden center that come with six or twelve little seedlings already started. Don't be tempted to buy a whole flat of one plant. Ask for two pots, for starters. Those seedling flats can usually be separated into individual pots, so don't be shy. You'll have a better chance of success if you start out small and maintain control over everything.
Some plants are especially suitable for beginners or by people who have limited space. These types of plants are able to withstand a little neglect and are great for people who haven't had luck with planting indoors in the past. They also make great "starter plants" for someone who is just beginning. One good plant for beginners is the Spider Plant. It's not picky about it's environment and can grow inside your home or outdoors. The most common Spider Plants are used in hanging pots. They grow fast and are quite delightful to look at. These plants can thrive with varying amounts of light and water, and in almost any climate. Spider plants are just one of many other plants that are hardy and adaptable for beginning gardeners to start with. There are many things to keep in mind when growing plants, and plants have various needs in terms of space, water and light. With experience, you can learn how to keep your plants healthy, but even if you're a beginner you can have success by researching the needs of every plant you're growing. Garden centers are good sources of information, and if you buy plants or seeds from them, don't be afraid to ask questions of the knowledgeable staff.