Horticulture is a complex process. If you decide to go the natural route, you may have to know about things like the pH balance of soil and natural bug-fighting concoctions. Organic gardening can be a bit tricky for those who are trying it for the first time. Read on to find some tips to make horticulture in a clean, organic fashion a little easier and more fun to do!
Find some plants that'll give you a higher yield. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Your tool handles can double as measuring sticks. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job. Make your workload a little bit smaller. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,”. Sketched into the handles of your tools.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season. This will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. You can use them between the gaps in shrubs and perennials where there is plenty of sun. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown. You can train them to cover your arbor. Some of these plants must've support. Some can attach themselves to something using their stems and tendrils. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis. Jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.