More and more people are becoming interested in organic gardening as a safe alternative to store bought produce, which can contain all kinds of dangerous chemicals and may even present unforeseen threats with untested methods of genetic engineering. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. Here are some suggestions on helping you to become a organic horticulture professional.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. You can also use these flowers to fill gaps between shrubs or perennials. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock. Rudbeckia.
If you'd love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard. Dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to. The container will restrict the roots. Make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants. The majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it's better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
There are natural materials. You can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.
By taking advantage of the advice you’ve read in this article, you’ll be able to have a garden free of pesticides and full of healthy produce. When your garden is working with nature, you can also expect to see an increase in the amount of wildlife that inhabits your garden.