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You will change your way to cultivate Hostas after having seen these gardener's life hacks!

You will change your way to cultivate Hostas after having seen these gardener's life hacks!
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7 life hacks to cultivate Hostas

Hostas are beautiful plants to grow when you know them well because they will fill your garden in an amazing way throughout the summer and from very early in the season, until late in the fall.

You can easily separate plants to plant them someplace else in your garden and they will provide enormous plants in no time. They are robust and grow like weeds. You can find various colors. Some all green, green with white stripes, green with yellow stripes, and all yellow.

Here are 7 amazing life hacks for the future hostas amateurs who don’t know yet this beautiful plant!

Divide the shoots

Three Dogs in a Garden BloggerCanada

Three Dogs in a Garden BloggerCanada

Three Dogs in a Garden BloggerCanada

For a Hosta to be healthy, it needs a moist soil, heat, sun but not full time. It loves the sun early in the morning, as the morning sun will help it intensify the bright colors of its foliage. It doesn’t like the long hot afternoons in full sunlight. So, if you want to plant Hostas, look where the sun is in the middle of the day. A sandy soil is preferable for a strong growth.

You can divide Hostas in spring, as soon as the tight cones will have reached a few centimeters above the ground. But you can always divide them later in the season. Hostas are very resistant, the only disadvantage is to risk to damage the leaves. You can find other tricks in the gallery to transplant them during the season. Otherwise, you can still do it in the fall.

Put them in pot for the roots

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The Garden Frog Boutique ... BloggerMidlothian, VA

The Garden Frog Boutique ... BloggerMidlothian, VA

The Garden Frog Boutique ... BloggerMidlothian, VA

If a stem of one of your Hosta plants has come off, you can put it in a pot of water until it makes new roots! Change the water if necessary!

Move them without damaging them

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

If you want to change a whole plant without damaging the leaves by moving it. Use a belt to bring all the leaves back to the center, then use a masking tape. Be careful, the masking tape is less sticky than the adhesive tape, the masking tape is used to paint, because it detaches easily. You know, it’s often beige or green. Then wrap the masking tape around the stems. Use a shovel to uproot the entire plant and replant it. Then peel off the masking tape.

Give them shade

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Sensible Gardening and ... BloggerCanada

Hostas are very easy to grow, but they are not plants made to be in the sun. If you offer them also shade, these beautiful plants will be very very happy! They will even offer you flowers!

These gardeners know the insects that eat the Hostas

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

Rhonda B BloggerMuscatine, IA

You thought it was just big worms or slugs that ate your Hostas? Well, these are the noctuidae! Wait What? The NOCTUIDAE! You know the moths that you see on the summer evenings, all brown who bump into mosquito nets of the cottages on the lakeside in summer? They are so ugly! Ugh! Well these butterflies are also worms before becoming ugly butterflies! And they are called Moths. These are the ones responsible for all those holes on your hostas if you do not have slugs under the plants. So search under the Hostas and look for big brown worms.

Mesh ribbon

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Birdz of a Feather BloggerCanada

By using mesh ribbon around your Hostas, you will prevent your hostas from slugs. So you will protect your Hostas. Because slugs like them even more than we do. They eat them! You will find mesh ribbon at hardware stores and artist's supplies stores. Slugs and moths like Hostas

Winter

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In autumn you can cut all the dead leaves of the Hostas. Thus, in the spring, the sun will shine on the ground and warm the roots that will try to grow. You will have Hostas faster and more beautiful than expected!

Source: hometalk.com/17004338/s-see-how-9-clever-gardeners-make-their-hostas-thrive?page_num=4 · Photo Credit: hometalk.com/17004338/s-see-how-9-clever-gardeners-make-their-hostas-thrive?page_num=4

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