Making the effort to use proper organic techniques and high quality products really improves the end result. It will show how much you care about the plants you grow, and your desire to ensure they are as healthy as possible. That is a quality to be admired. With anything else you can always improve. Keep reading for suggestions.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. To make working in clay easier, rub the shovel with floor or car wax and then buff it with a cloth. The wax prevents the clay from sticking to the shovel, and stops rust from forming.
The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. To boost your garden’s prospects of giving you the healthiest possible plants, make sure you begin with premium soil devoid of salt-accumulating chemicals.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. 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. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Plants need C02 for maximum growth. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Cold weather is very hard on these tender shrubs, and potted shrubs should be shielded and protected. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This will work better than wrapping your plant with plastic, because air can still circulate, which will help to prevent rotting.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. Contain their growth with a garden container or large pot instead. 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.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Start your peas in a protected indoors environment rather than outside. If you give them a chance to grow indoors where they are protected, they will germinate better. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Add some heather plants to your garden, to attract good insects. Bees are very attracted to heather. When heather is first formed during the spring, it’s an early nectar source. Heather doesn’t usually require a lot of tending, so spiders, ground beetles and other good bugs like to call it home. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
Now you know more about organic horticulture. This is absolutely fantastic! These suggestions can help beginners get started, and can give experienced gardeners more techniques to work from. You can always benefit from learning! It is likely that you have gained some valuable insights that you can apply to your organic garden.