Anyone can enjoy the relaxation and fruitful benefits of cultivating their own organic garden. A beginning organic gardener may find the prospect of getting started to be rather daunting. So, how does a novice learn more about horticulture? Well, read the tips below, of course!
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, shovels or hoes can work as great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single nite. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth. Thin. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. These varieties include achillea, helleborus, heuchera, euphorbia. Campanula.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but can't stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. By using a separate containment unit, you're limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you'll ward off insect pests. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
These tips probably gave you some insight into how to enjoy organic horticulture. Properly growing your garden can involve serious relaxation and even some fun. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.