People in Malta love gardening, it’s a popular activity designed to unwind and relax. Plus, you get to see your beautiful plants grow and they might even offer some amazing fruits too. With that in mind, gardening in Malta can be a little difficult, since here there’s a Mediterranean, hot climate with strong winds. This is why we wrote a list with tips and tricks that will help gardening beginners start things off and obtain great results.
Which are the most common flowers and plants for Maltese gardens?
If you want to get started with your garden in Malta, it’s a good idea to figure out what plants are suitable for this region. Begonia, Philodendron, Peace Lily, Anthurium, Poinsettia, ZZ plants, Coleus, Kalanchoe, Sunflower, Narcissus or even Orchids can grow quite nicely in Maltese gardens. It’s a great idea to give them a shot, and you will be quite impressed with how well they can grow. Some are suitable to grow inside your home too, so it works even if you don’t have lots of space for your garden.
Make sure that you figure out what garden style/type you want
You can have a hanging garden, use indoor planters, or you can establish your hydroponics system. And yes, you can also have a small gardening space outside your home. Depending on where you live, you may be able to access one or more of these options, so just check and see what works for you.
Water your plants at least a few times per week
It depends on what plants you have, but for the most part, you do need to water them often, especially in Summer. The reason is simple, the weather in Malta shifts quite a bit, and it can be very dry here. Therefore, it’s important to water your plants accordingly. Make sure that you check every plant’s requirements, however, as some of them might not require a lot of water.
Invest in great, quality soil
When you start gardening in Malta, it’s important to purchase quality soil. This will bring in nutrients and compounds your plants need to grow. Study the topic a bit and you will be able to find soil that has the texture and weight you need for your particular plants.
Use the right plant containers
We recommend buying some great plant containers/pots because you can plant these separately, move them around and water them as needed. Also, it’s a good idea to figure out how large those plants will grow in the long run, so you can avoid any issues.
Add some mulch when needed
Adding a mulch layer around every plant can help reduce weeds since it blocks the sun. It also reduces moisture loss, which is very helpful for your plants. Feed your plants regularly with some dedicated plant food/nutrient compounds. This will help make your plants stronger and more vibrant in the long run.
As you can see, starting your garden in Malta is not as hard as you imagine. It does take a bit of trial and error and some planning, but if you manage it appropriately, nothing can stand in your way. Use these tips and tricks, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, we are always here to help!
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