It is very satisfying to see how something grows under your care. Whether it’s your business or your kids, creating something from scratch is much easier with your online calendar.
Gardening is another great way to capture these feelings. Planting a seed and watching it grow on an entire plant is a miracle of nature. But as any gardener can tell you, a thriving garden requires time and attention to detail.
Cultivating your calendar
If you want to work on your green thumb, these nine tips for using an online calendar can help you grow in no time:
Prepare your plot
First of all, you need a place to plant your garden. You can start small by growing a few plants on the back porch or growing a piece of dirt in the yard.
Schedule a day on your online calendar to do this. You don’t want to postpone it because it can affect the entire growing season if you fall behind.
2. Know the best planting times
There are so many varieties of flowers, shrubs and crops that you can grow. Each plant has an ideal time to plant.
Do your research and consider your climate zone. In general, plants can get into the ground earlier if you live closer to the equator.
Consider starting with seeds or working with sprouted plants. The seeds should be planted a few weeks before the existing plants.
Set reminders in your online calendar once you’ve chosen what to plant and figured out when it’s the best time to plant. It will push you to get started when the time is right so that your gardening can start in the best way possible.
3. Get off to a good start
Some plants may begin to grow indoors before being moved outside. So why not start? Plant some seeds in a cup next to a sunny window and you will already have shoots when the planting season begins.
Use your online calendar to plan a timeline for your little indoor plants. Don’t let them live in pots for too long, or they may not give flowers and fruits as they would if planted on the ground. The right time will make a difference in the results of your plants.
4. Set up an irrigation program
Your plants will not grow without much water. On the other hand, too much water can be just as harmful. Different plants may need watering programs tailored to their needs. For example, tomatoes need a lot of water to grow, while succulents can be easily watered.
Establish an irrigation program to make sure your plants receive the right amount of water, no more and no less. Find the right balance for your garden and use recurring reminders to tell you when it’s time to turn on your hose.
5. Stay tuned for the weather
The elements will significantly affect the growth of your garden. Keeping up to date will allow you to know the conditions under which your plants will grow and the steps you need to take to protect them.
Make a note of important weather updates in your online calendar. For example, if heavy rains are expected, you can postpone your watering program for a day or two. Similarly, if there are strong winds or hail on the horizon, you can take precautions to protect your plants from injury.
6. Weed without mercy
Weeds: the perdition of the existence of every gardener. They should be constantly removed from your garden so that they do not invade what you are trying to grow. This can be tedious and relentless, but it is part of the gardening experience.
If you can’t weed often enough, use calendar events to invite other household members to your weeding schedule. You can set reminders for them as you would any other task.
7. Keep Creepy-Crawlers away
Small mistakes can create big problems. For example, they will eat leaves and kill the plants before they can fully flower.
To combat the little monsters that threaten your crops, you can use different types of insecticides to keep them away. Use your online calendar to schedule spray times – apply chemicals too often and this will damage your plants and make fruits and vegetables inedible. But on the other hand, doing it too often can damage your crop.
8. Watch out for Jack Frost
Some plants grow best towards the end of the warm season. The problem is that colds can freeze or kill their leaves.
Don’t let your hard work get in the way. Mark your calendar online with frost dates to know when your crops may be in danger of freezing.
Do some research to learn how best to protect your plants: Will covering them just cut them off or should you take them indoors if the temperature drops below 30 degrees?
9. Time to harvest
The fruit or vegetables from your work will be harvested at the end of the season. Add harvest dates to your calendar to make sure you pick them to the fullest.
For some plants, this may be several times per season. Record when you choose each plant and put a reminder on your calendar, which is scheduled for the next harvest.
The best part of gardening is enjoying what you have grown, but the process is rewarding. So put gardening on your calendar and get ready to put lots of fresh produce in your pantry.
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