All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. All it takes is a little research, and some strategic implementation.
Start your plant in pots before you plant them in your garden. Your plants will have a better chance of getting big and healthy! This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. 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. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. Typically, the higher the levels of carbon dioxide present in a plant’s environment, the better it will grow. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. CO2 levels are usually kept high to get the best growing situation for your plants.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Stinkbugs are most prevalent on tomatoes, beans and peppers. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
If your plants do not grown very tall, try buying some knee pads used for gardening. When you spend a lot of time kneeling while gardening, your knees can be very achy by the end of the day Buy yourself a pair of knee pads to use in the garden to cushion and protect your knees.
One very good way to deal with weeds is to boil them away. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
If you are new to gardening, make sure you read and follow all the directions on any tool or chemical you use. If you use your horticulture chemicals wrong, you can abrade or even burn your skin. So make sure you take precautions, follow the simple directions and be safe.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. It is also possible to utilize coffee ground or tea to make the soil more acidic for gardenias, rhododendrons and other plants that prefer acidic soil. Herbal chamomile tea is an effective, affordable treatment for fighting fungi.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!