Organic horticulture has gained popularity from people who no longer wish to consume produce that's been treated with chemicals and pesticides, which can damage the environment and a person’s health. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. To begin your journey into the world of organic horticulture, follow these tips.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetising to snails and slugs. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula. Helleborus.
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to insure you're using healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil encourages vigourous plant growth and makes your garden more resistant to common diseases and insects. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Try using annuals and biennials to add colour to your flower beds. Brighten them up. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. In an area that's sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos. Petunia.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Carefully loosen the dirt around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot filled with the same soil.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Balance your alkaline soil with the acid found in used coffee grounds. This is an easy and inexpensive method to increase the acidity of your soil. When you use them, you'll start to notice that your vegetables are tastier and more vibrant in colour.
You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you don't have to resort to harsh chemicals.
If you start implementing the organic gardening advice included in this article today, you can look forwards to having a healthy, productive, toxic-free garden in the near future. You can also look forwards to a rise in the number of wild visitors you receive in your garden.