December 12, 2022
When you're a beginner with gardening you may start to hear some terms that you've never heard of. It's no shame not to know all the things about gardening immediately since it is all part of the learning process. Here are some common garden terms that you can add to your planting journey.
Hardening is a process where you slowly expose your seedlings to outside climate conditions. This will help the seedlings adjust when they are transplanted to their final growing spot.
Pruning is a step in caring and maintaining your plants. It involves removing dead or unproductively plant parts to focus energy on fruit of flower production.
Trellising is practice where you provide support for viney and soft-stemmed plants such as eggplants and tomatoes.
Bolting is the premature flowering of plants due to temperature and seasonal factors.
Thinning is a method where you selectively remove seedlings or mature plants and transplant them to pots or new areas to avoid crowding.
Mulching is a garden practice of placing a protective cover on top soil that helps prevent weeds and retains soil moisture.