Are you scared of what chemicals lurk in commercial fertilizer or pesticides? No longer worrying about these toxic chemicals is just one of the many benefits of gardening organically. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
- It can be very hard to shovel clay soil, especially when it sticks to your shovel as you are working. Take the hard work out of using a shovel in clay soil by rubbing a light coat of car or floor wax over the surface with a clean cloth and buff the surface. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
- A great gardening tip to use is to always select types of plants that are more likely to produce a high yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance and are designed to produce more.
- Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some must be tied to supports, but some climbers use twining stems or tendrils and attach themselves to those surfaces. Excellent varieties include honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, and clematis.
- Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
- For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Typically, bulbs are simple to grow, and they’ll grow every single year. The types of bulbs you use will determine the time of year your flowers will bloom, giving you the pleasure of blooms from spring to summer, if you plant them right.
- When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. If you let your grass keep some height after mowing, it will be able to absorb more sun and moisture resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.
- Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? You can slow down this growth by planting them inside a pot or container! By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
- Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Manure can be effective, though you should use products which minimize pathogens. Choosing a specific type of fertilizer is not particularly critical; as long as you’re using fertilizer, you’re improving your soil.
- Try growing your peas indoors for the first couple of months. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. They will also be healthier and hardier, allowing them to better resist pests and disease. Once the seedlings have become hardy enough to survive, you can transplant them to your outdoor garden.
- Place organic mulch as close to your vegetables as you can. The mulch help keeps the soil that is around the plants much moister for much longer. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
- Sensibly water your garden. Soaker hoses save time by watering all of your plants at once, rather than individually with a standard hose or watering can. Keeping the water pressure low on your soaking hose will help avoid harm to tender plants. It can water the plants for two hours so that you can do other things.
- Plant ever-bearing strawberries for your children in the organic garden. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
- Plants growing in your home need a constant temperature of no less than 65 degrees. The temperature needs to remain warm so they may grow. If you think it would not be comfortable to keep your residence that warm in the winter, consider purchasing a heat lamp to use on the plants.
- Spend your time working efficiently in your organic garden. Do not waste your time looking for tools. Before you make a trip to your garden, you should gather all the tools and items in advance. Afterward, be sure to return them to their original storage place. You may also wish to invest in a tool belt to keep all of your tools within reach while gardening.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic-free, productive garden in the very near future. When you work to keep your garden in tune with nature, you’ll also see more birds and animals stop by for a visit.