Organic horticulture is a widely accessible, eminently satisfying pastime. If you lack experience as a gardener, it is perfectly natural to be somewhat intimidated by the thought of all that work. How can you become a better organic gardener? Well, reading through the tips in this article is a start.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. A greenhouse can concentrate the levels of CO2. To achieve optimal growing conditions, keep the levels of carbon dioxide high in your plants’ environment.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. To do this, think about using white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! Use a spray bottle full of white vinegar and you won’t have to use your hands.
Irises should be divided. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Discard the center and cut pieces from the exterior. At the least, each piece will need to have one strong offshoot. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. You can’t use chemicals as they’re the last thing you want to be eating when you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don’t take over your garden. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticidal products anywhere in your horticulture area. This particular type of pesticide will also kill the useful insects that consume the pests. The bugs you need are often more fragile than the ones you don’t: a pesticide could actually kill the beneficial insects while leaving the pests unaffected. This will cause a cycle to start where you will need to keep increasing the amount of pesticide you are using.
Be careful how you water your garden. Instead of watering each individual plant with a can or hose, utilize a soaker hose, which can water all the plants at once. Keep water pressure on your hose low so you don’t harm fragile plants. Let your soaker hose run for a few hours while you do other things.
With what you learned you should now feel a bit more confident when it comes to horticulture, and you should think of it as an easy task to tackle now. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. Follow the advice in this article to avoid the common pitfalls associated with organic horticulture.