You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. What perfect timing! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Some varieties are hollyhocks, petunias and sunflowers.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. Your soil may not be correct, but it depends on what sorts of plants you want to grow. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
When you are tending your garden in the fall, be on the alert for stink bugs. They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
Your plants need to be kept dry, but sill receiving a good amount of air. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
Interested in using Mother Nature to keep pests at bay the natural way? Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
If you’re planning on gardening inside, the first thing you should consider is an adequate light source. If your house or apartment doesn’t get a lot of natural light, one option is to grow something that only requires medium or low light. If you want to grow a plant which requires more light, you can invest in grow-lights.
After reading this article, you should have all the information necessary to start your organic garden. By reading and applying the information you have learned, you can go from a novice gardener to an expert-level organic gardener in no time at all. The above tips should help you begin growing an organic garden that is beautiful and healthy.