Regular tending is a necessity for any garden. It is particularly important for the organic garden. Gardeners need to use all the information they can to create and tend to their organic garden. Nurturing your organic garden ensures that your veggies are bigger and your flowers are more beautiful. Use the following tips to create a flourishing and very rewarding organic garden.
For the right results, get the right type of soil. Find out more about the plants you like and which type of soil is best. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. Pay a small fee to have your soil analyzed, and you’ll be glad that you did when you understand what nutrients your soil is lacking. You can often find Cooperative Extension offices that provide this service, which can help to make your garden flourish.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. Weeds can take over a healthy garden faster than you think. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar kills weeds. So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
If you want your garden full of flowers spring through summer, plant bulbs. Most people have no trouble successfully growing bulbs, and their flowers will return each and every year. Different varieties of bulbs flower at varied times and if you make the right choices you can have blossoms from early spring through late summer.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.
Knee pads are absolute miracle accessories if you work in a garden with plenty of low-growing plants. Weeding, watering and picking through your vegetation can cause a lot of damage to your knees if left unprotected. Investing in a comfortable pair of knee pads made specifically for gardening can really reduce the pain you may feel from the pressure of being on your knees for extended periods.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Fertilizer in the garden is a must. Manure can help your plants grow quickly, but you must use only commercially created products to reduce the chance of contracting pathogens. You can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
Protect the soil around your vegetable plants with an inch or two of organic mulch. Mulching helps keep moisture in the soil. It will also dramatically decrease weed growth. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
As you’ve read, you can grow fresher, more nutritious produce in your organic garden than you can get from other sources. You’ll have to put in a lot of effort and be patient, but the results organic horticulture can give you are worth all the work.