With the current organic trend, holistic lifestyles are common these days. People living this type of lifestyle typically need to grow herbs and other plants to experience the health benefits, and they have to be grown organically. Read on into the following paragraphs for organic tips you can use.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. 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.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. This will help the plants make it to full growth. It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. Your seeds will then have the best chance possible to survive to maturity.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. The coffee grounds provide a cheap way to re-supply needed acid to the dirt. The right soil will make your vegetables taste better and make your flowers more vibrant and aromatic.
The more you know about organic horticulture, the easier your horticulture will be. The tips here can help.