In the world of organic horticulture, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can kill a precious garden. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. There are many varieties you can choose from. Honeysuckle, climbing roses and jasmine are among the best.
For showy flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant plenty of bulbs. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
If beautiful flowers throughout the warmer months are important to you, make sure you put bulbs into the ground. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You could also place something that will cause your cat to go away from your plants, such as citrus peels or mothballs.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it out. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Do you enjoy your mint leaves, but can’t stand how they dominate your garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. 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.
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
If you plan on growing peas, you should consider starting them indoors instead of beginning them outside. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. Your seedlings will be stronger, and this will mean they can withstand diseases and bug attacks. Transplant them outside when they are fully established and able to thrive.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. You have much of the information that you need right at your fingertips. All that remains is for you to apply it. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.
Protect yourself from sun overexposure while gardening by wearing the proper clothing. Wear sunglasses and hats with wide brims, and apply sunscreen. If you properly protect yourself from the sun, you will not get a sun burn and you will decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.