To be successful in organic gardening, you need patience and persistence. A green thumb also helps considerably. This pastime should yield amazing and healthy foods, free of pesticides and other chemicals found in store bought produce. You might think this sounds complicated or expensive. See these tips to learn how to get started with this healthy, rewarding hobby.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Different types of plants require different soils. Check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Slice a hole around the stem. Pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. Seeds that are cultivated this way are more likely to survive and mature properly.
Fresh mint is a wonderful addition to a herb garden. It can quickly take over your entire yard. Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. If you'd like, go ahead and plant the container and the plant right in the ground to prevent root overtake.
Organic horticulture takes patience and hard work. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. Being a competent organic gardener can be achieved by simply putting in some effort. Learning a few helpful tips.