Three Gardening Projects That Are Best Left To The Pros

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In the advent of Pintrest, Instagram and other social media, people are sharing ideas and getting inspired for projects at a rapid rate. Here are a few gardening projects that are trendy now, but are actually more involved than they appear. If you are a gardener hobbyist, its best to leave these projects to the professionals.

Growing Microgreens

Though various uses for microgreens can be found on food websites and recipes, growing microgreens actually presents more of a challenge than might meet the eye. Microgreens have actually been around for two to three decades but have recently spiked in popularity. One of the challenges with having success growing microgreens is storing them properly. For best results, it is recommended to keep the plants at a temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit or four degrees Celsius. Without a greenhouse to shelter them from environmental influences, it is possible for the plants to overheat and wilt or to freeze during the cold night.

Growing Specialty Produce

Specialty produce is another gardening endeavor that can present frustrating situations to novice gardeners. Often, an enticing photograph of a dish with an exotic fruit like a Mangosteen sparks an inner desire for gardeners to grow something unique and different from their neighbors. Unfortunately, often these plants are not typically grown in an area because they do not survive well in the climate. Fruits especially truly flourish best under certain conditions that can be nearly impossible to replicate in another country.

The Art Of Crystallized Flowers

It is said that there are near 100 types of common garden flowers that are both safe and palatable to eat. The allure of growing flowers to eat can be a fun way to incorporate more colors and components into dishes or add elegance to serving plates. One note of caution is that crystallizing garden flowers can lead to frustration. One of the reasons is that specialized tools and ingredients are needed. First of all, you do not use regular sugar or even powdered sugar when crystallizing flowers. Secondly, you will need a specialized tool to actually crystallize the petals. Attempting to recreate a modified version of the procedure may end up in an unsatisfactory finished product.

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