Garden fertiliser and various weedkillers
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The key to fine gardening is in knowing what fertilizer will work best for your garden. There are a wide variety of different garden fertilizers available and each one has specific benefits. Also the type of garden fertilizer that you choose will have a marked impact on the overall taste of your vegetables. Therefore you have to ensure that you are using the fertilizers that are especially made for use for the food crops or flowers you are targeting. The best ones, however, are your organic gardening fertilizers such as cow and pig manures.  Before you use these fertilizers make certain that they are fully fermented or rotten before spraying them in your garden.

To grow fine garden vegetables in your garden nothing will compare to the good old tried and true manure fertilizers. If you are not in a location where you have access to the fresh stuff there is still commercial grade manure fertilizers that you can purchase and they will do just as good of a job.

Yet another aspect of choosing a fertilizer for your garden is that you have to pay special attention to any additives that may harm or change the overall character of your soil; and this may affect the quality of your produce. Some side effects are:

  • If there are too much sawdust or wood shavings, which are normally found in manure, it can produce sourness to your soil. You should consider using chicken, sheep, or pigeon manure as these are the most ideal. The value of nutrients that are within these manures is comparable to that of the commercial chemical fertilizers that are available on the market.
  • Too much of potassium or other salts may increase the pH level of your soil, thereby harming the roots.

The commercial fertilizers can be a lot trickier for you to work with. This is because you should know that application itself has to be more specific to the types of plants that you are planting. It is a lot more difficult however to find the right blend for the various plants that you are planting. When you are purchasing your commercial gardening fertilizer you should see that it is specifically made for vegetables. Also you should read all the package directions and make sure that you understand these directions thoroughly before even starting your fine gardening venture.

Initially you can consider testing out the fertilizer in a small area of your garden before you are applying it on larger areas throughout your garden. This way you can judge your plants’ overall reaction to the chemicals present in the fertilizers. Then once you get the plants response you can either add more or less as needed. The above theory is the golden rule of fine gardening.

Therefore the fundamentals of fine gardening are that you have to choose the right fertilizer for your garden along with other factors like irrigation etc.  For this you have to experiment and see what works the best for your garden.


Seed Gardening Tips


Seed gardening is a wonderful hobby for anybody who loves gardening. The pleasure and excitement you get when you see the seeds germinating and throwing out small leaves from the womb can leave anyone bereft.

In seed gardening there are a variety of seeds available. It is good if you follow some tips from fine gardening processes. These include:

  • Arranging your saplings and organizing them neatly.
  • When you plant the seeds, you have to take care of the spacing to be given between each seed. This space can vary for different seeds.
  • Some seeds are planted in clusters and are replanted when they sprout. While some other seeds in seed gardening require to be planted with wide spacing around them. This is due to the expanse of roots or branches and leaves that may be developed when the sprouts appear.
  • Also enough light must pass between the plants for the healthy growth.

Seed gardening does not require too much of space. You can use recycled jars, pots, and even your old pen holders for the purpose. This is indeed one of the important concepts of fine gardening. You may have to keep these jars or pots on the window sills or by the door steps for getting enough sunlight. Also take enough measure to pour adequate amount of water. As the jars is small and do not lose water easily like the wide mouthed pots, less watering may be required for these seeds to sprout.

Sunflower SeedYou can buy the seeds from the nurseries or markets. Even the seeds from the fruits or vegetables you throw away can be used for the purpose of seed gardening. But you may have to research on the plants that grow from seeds and that propagate by other methods. Certain nurseries sell their products online. So you can browse through the seeds in the nurseries, compare the prices, research on the growing conditions, and order them online. There are catalogs available which you can use for the purpose also. There are even certain books available in the nurseries, offering tips on fine gardening. You can implement these tips and techniques when you start your seed gardening.

During certain seasons, you can get discounts on the seed costs. As a matter of fact, buying discounted seeds is much better than buying a sapling of the same plant which may be very costly. Also, you will never more have the problem of disposing the used up plastic containers, broken glasses, and even polythene bags. Use them all in your seed gardening!

You can browse the internet and find tips on fine gardening and implement those in your gardening. The seed gardening business indeed requires less or no investment. But the gains you reap out of this can be awarding. Additionally not much effort is needed in the process. But yes, you need to check that ants do not carry away the seeds you plant. Just keep an eye on the rodents too and your seed gardening will thrive.

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