Organic gardening isn’t as easy as it seems. If you choose to follow the natural horticulture route, you may need to learn about factors, such as the soil’s pH balance and natural ways to fight off garden pests. If you're inexperienced with horticulture, making the switch to organic methods may be a challenge for you. Use the tips below to grow like a pro.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Spray this on the plants once per week until that mildew goes away. No damage will occur to your plants. The baking soda is mild and efficient.
Use climbers to cover walls and fences. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees. Can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. Some climbers that have proven to be reliable are honeysuckle, jasmine, wisteria, clematis. Climbing roses.
Transplanting plants and bringing them indoors can protect them from harsh winters. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
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.