The organic trend is becoming more popular, as are holistic lifestyles. The tenets of holistic living require use of herbs and certain other plants, which need to be organic. Read on to glean some new organic ideas in the following article.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered, and they will even grow right through trees and shrubs. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
Cooling weather of early fall signals the opportune time to plant seasonal edibles. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Once you have completed this, start planting!
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The young plants will survive better, and get a boost toward maturity.
Don’t mow your grass too short. If you leave more height to your grass, the roots will grow deeper into the soil, making the lawn stronger and more resistant to drying out. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Almost all vegetables need this much sunlight, so that they can grow correctly and in a shorter amount of time. The same can be said for some flowers.
Irises can be easily divided. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. You can do this by simply picking up bulbous irises once the foliage has withered. The bulbs should split naturally, and the replanted bulbs will usually flower within a year. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. Cut healthy pieces from the root stalk and throw out the dead center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can be used to add acidity to your soil for plants like gardenias and rhododendrons. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
Don’t count the fall season out. That doesn’t have to be the case. Fall foliage provides for the most colorful season of the year. Many trees display a range of the vivid colors of fall, from bright yellow to rich crimson, including maple, beech, and dogwood. Shrubs such as barberry, cotoneaster and hydrangea all have gorgeous fall foliage.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. Simply spray your plants with the mixture, and this will help them fend off various diseases. Use this method every three weeks.
The more you understand about organic horticulture methods, the better prepared you will be to grow a lush, natural garden that provides both beauty and sustenance. Don’t forget that this advice is just the beginning.