There are many all-natural methods out there you can use to grow a bright, vibrant, healthy organic garden. Just learn some techniques, and put the ones that resonate with you into practice.
A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. Your seedlings will be ready to be planted when you remove your old mature plants.
Pre-soak your seeds through the night in a dark area. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.
Don’t cut your grass down by the soil when you run the mower. If you allow your grass to grow a little longer, the roots will go down deeper into the dirt, helping the grass grow better and remain hydrated. Short grass leads to more shallow roots and will result in more brown, dried-out patches.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Tie these canes at the top, and place a blanket over it. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.
Separate irises. You can increase the number of irises you have by splitting clumps that are overgrown. When the foliage dies, take the bulbous irises and lift them. The iris bulbs should easily split apart in your hand. Once you replant them, they will have a good flower show the following year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Cut new pieces from the outside and discard the old center. A strong offshoot is needed on every piece that you decide to plant. Replant each one immediately.
A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. The most “green” way to create a new garden is starting from seeds. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
If you are just getting into gardening, make sure you heed all of the directions on fertilizer and chemical labels. Failure to follow instructions can be dangerous or painful. For example, some chemicals will irritate your skin if you don’t follow safety rules. Ensure that your body is protected by always following instructions.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. They offer terrific color during the dreariest times of the year when nothing else you have planted has any hue remaining. Plants that provide instant winter color include Holly, Winterberry, American Cranberrybush, and the American Holly.
If you want to maximize your success at organic horticulture, you need to learn as much as you can about how to garden. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.