Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. You can grow your own produce instead of heading to the supermarket. Keep reading to learn how you can grow an organic garden, right in your home.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Slugs and snails will quickly destroy your garden if you let them. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Sometimes the plants will require being tied to supports, but some climbers will attach themselves naturally. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Choose the plants that are most likely to survive. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. A soil analysis report can be acquired for a nominal fee. You can then use the results of that report to determine if the soil needs to be modified before you begin planting. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Slugs are repelled by bordering your vegetable garden with either onions or marigolds. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
Pest control can be very difficult when dealing with a vegetable garden. It is important not to use harmful chemical agents, because you are growing produce that is intended to be eaten. One way that you can help control garden pests is to remain vigilant. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
Stop wasting your money on produce that isn’t up to standard. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.