Chances are, you’ve probably at least heard, if not seen, organic foods at some point. Distinguishing which foods are organic is really quite simple. Organic items usually cost more and are packaged differently. In this article, we'll offer your some essential horticulture tips that can help you to save more by growing organic products at home.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you don't, you might shock them and cause them to die. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. You should get varieties such as cosmos, petunia, rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflowers or marigold.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Unwanted weeds fight for the same nutrients that more desirable plants do. They also are unsightly. You might want to think about using white vinegar to do this. It can kill weeds. By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will hydrate your seeds and it'll cause them to grow faster. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
As you cut your grass, don't trim it too low to the ground. If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that's stronger and less likely to dry out. Cutting your grass too short will cause it to dry out and turn brown in patches throughout your yard.
Growing your garden at home mightn't be the most convenient thing for you. You'll save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.