An organic garden provides you with a much healthier diet. Consider your garden an investment of your time and hard work. Are you wondering where to start?
Clay is difficult to dig through with a shovel, as it is sticky and compact. Try applying a coat of wax onto your spade prior to working with clay soil, and then buff the spade head with a cloth. The clay will slide off of its surface and it will prevent rust.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. You can convert any large handle tool, such as a hoe, shovel, or rake into a measuring tool. Lay the handles of said tools on the ground where it is flat and there is no interference, such as gravel, and stretch a measuring tape along one side. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are gardening.
Choose the right soil for best results. The soil that is already in your garden might need amending, depending on the particular plants that you want to grow. It’s also possible to make a fabricated area that contains only one type of soil.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. Here the CO2 can be increased, as it cannot be outdoors, and can give your plants the best conditions for rapid growth.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs are hearty and will continue to grow every year. Keep in mind that different bulb types bloom differently and at different time periods, so when you choose a bulb plan accordingly, you can have your plant blooms lasting spring into summer.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Onions and marigolds can get rid of pests in the garden. Wood ash around your tree will help you keep pests away as well. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
When you boil vegetables, use the leftover water on your potted plants. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. Chamomile tea can be used as an effective fungicide for potted plants.
As you’ve just read, organic gardening does require research, effort, and hard work in order to begin growing organic plants on your own. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. Keep the tips offered in mind and you can see more success.