One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. You probably don't know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
If you work with clay soil, you've probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax. Buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. By waxing the shovel head, the clay won't be able to adhere to the surface.
Choose plants that'll give you the most yield at harvest time. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
If you've a wall or fence that you don't like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants can cover a wall after one growing season only. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered. They'll even grow right through trees and shrubs. There are those that have to be fixed to a support. Others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis. Jasmine are some great plants to try out.
While caring for your garden in the fall, you'll want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. Stink bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes. All sorts of fruit. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. Douse the weeds with this pot, just avoid the nearby plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
To give them a boost, pour out any leftover water from steaming or boiling vegetables on the plants or soil around them. You can also acidify soil for rhododendrons, gardenias and more by using coffee or tea grounds. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with chamomile tea.
As you're aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. It's also important to understand that positive results require continued work. Your efforts won't be a one time only thing. Hopefully this article has you well prepared for your endeavor into the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening.