In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos. Other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard. It'll stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Get better results in clay by rubbing car wax or floor wax onto the shovel, then buff off and dig. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Start your plants in containers. Then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. The seedlings are ready to go, once you remove the mature plants.
You can make your flower beds brighter with biennials and annuals. By utilising quick-growing biennials and annuals, not only will you be brightening up your flower bed, you can also alter its look each season and each year. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you've planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens. Lantana.
If your soil has high alkaline amounts, mix some coffee grounds into it. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. The container can be planted in the ground. It'll still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Use a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool when you’re working in your garden. Spending a lot of time near the ground working is very hard on the knees. A lightweight and portable garden stool will make horticulture more comfortable. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
Aid them by dumping any leftover water from steaming vegetables over them. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with camomile tea.
After you've read these suggestions, you can understand what you need to do to be a wonderful organic gardener. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. If you use what you’ve learned and keep on learning, you can come up with your own methods of growing a lovely organic garden.