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.
Shoveling soil that's mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil. Because it sticks to the shovel. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The clay won’t stick to it. The end won't rust as an added bonus.
Try planting seeds in pots. Then transferring the seedlings to your garden. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. This method also reduces the waiting time between plantings. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Choose perennials that slugs aren't attracted to. If slugs or snails find their favorite perennials in your garden, they’ll snack all nite. When you wake up in the morning, there will be very little left of your plants. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant isn't yet mature. Some perennials aren't preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough. Tastes bad. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus. Euphorbia.
Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda won't damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
Before you begin to plant your garden you'll need to check the soil. Soil analysis costs a little money. The report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it's worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they've a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. A high level of CO2 provides an optimum environment for growth. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do. They also are unsightly. A simple tool that's useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow. Bulbs will grow year after year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times. If you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
With the above information in hand, you now know a little bit about what's needed to succeed as an organic gardener. There is plenty of information out there for you to use, it’s all a matter of how you apply it. Take what you've learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.