You want to have a fresh and organic garden. The time to do it is now. To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. Seeds can’t always thrive in gardens, and are often eaten by birds. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
When horticulture, be sure to look closely for stink bug infestation, especially during Autumn. Stink bugs are attracted to tomatoes, beans and most fruits. Decrease their presence as much as possible to avoid them wreaking havoc in your garden.
Keep the weeds out of your garden by removing them regularly. Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. If you’re annoyed with pulling up weeds manually, douse them with a white vinegar solution.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. The shorter the grass, the shallower the roots, which makes the lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. You can even plant the container in the ground. That way, the roots won’t be able to escape the container, and the plant won’t overrun your garden.
Divide your irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When you see the foliage is definitely dead, lift up the bulbous irises. The bulbs should split up normally in the hand, and should flower when replanted for the next year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut the center out of each rhizome but save the pieces. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Plant immediately.
An easy, inexpensive way to give them nutrients is to pour the leftover water from your steamed vegetables into the soil. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil. Chamomile tea is a natural way to rid your plants of a persistent fungus.
Avoid damage from the sun by dressing correctly when you garden. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Protecting yourself from harmful UV rays means you are less likely to get sunburned or suffer skin cancer later in life.
You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. If you already knew about organic horticulture, you should be an expert by now. The different tips and methods you can use are endless, and as long as you can follow and implement the information correctly, you should have no trouble growing a fantastic garden this season.