Making the effort to use proper organic techniques and high quality products really improves the end result. Using these environmentally sound techniques means you care about your own health and that of your garden. That is a great trait to have. With anything else you can always improve. This article will provide you with some ways to accomplish this.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. Maybe you could pick out the most expensive plants or the most hardy ones. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. A lot of extension offices will offer this service and it is worth it so you know what your soil needs.
Always take the time to get the weeds out of your garden. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do, and they also are unsightly. White vinegar is a pesticide-free way to battle weeds. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Many vegetables need about this much sun to grow quickly. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
In order to rid your garden of pests, take advantage of plant materials and other organic matter. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your garden will repel slugs. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. When done naturally, there is no need for pesticides with harsh, and sometimes dangerous, chemicals
Whether you have been horticulture for a few days or a few decades, you must never deviate from the instructions on the labeling of all implements and chemicals. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Keep yourself safe by carefully following all instructions.
You should be cognizant of the peak time for harvesting your vegetables. Most vegetables have a relatively small harvesting window when they will taste best. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. However, tomatoes should be as ripe as they can be when pulled from the vine to ensure the best taste. Research the best time to pick your produce.
Take care of your knees when you’re horticulture. It’s difficult for most people to bend while standing, especially at the waist. Concentrate on kneeling. This will still make it easy to reach plants as well as minimize back stress. For extra comfort, purchase a knee pad for use as a cushion between your knees and the ground.
A rule of thumb for when you are planting seeds in containers is to make the hole depth around three times larger than the seed itself. However, it is important to understand that some seeds require sunlight and should never be covered. Ageratum and petunias fall into this category. Always be sure to check online or with the company you’re purchasing the seeds from as to their sunlight needs.
You now have the knowledge necessary to taking care of an organic garden. This means you are adequately prepared and ready to start! The above tips were constructed to add to your personal organic horticulture techniques, as you are never done learning. Hopefully you have found at least one new strategy to utilize in your organic garden.