You want to create a healthy and fresh organic garden. It’s the perfect time to begin! The following article is full of tips you can use to grow amazing organic plants without spending a lot of money.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around their roots and place them into a pot.
Check your soil before you begin planting your garden. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. Instead of using regular clay pots this year for planting lettuce and kale, try a pumpkin container instead! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Connect the tops, and then place a sheet over the top of the wigwam. This method is much better than wrapping the plant in plastic, as it allows air to circulate, which can prevent rotting.
If your garden requires a lot of low work, then save yourself some strain by investing in knee pads. When you spend a lot of time kneeling while gardening, your knees can be very achy by the end of the day A set of quality knee pads designed for gardening can be a world of relief for your central leg joints.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Plastics from nurseries aren’t recycled often, which causes them to go into landfills; so try starting with seeds, or buying from organic nurseries.
Make sure to fertilize your garden. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
Wisely water your garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Use low water pressure for your hose so that you do not cause harm to the tender members of your garden. You can take care of other tasks or just relax while your plants are automatically watered for an hour or so.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you thought you were prepared previously, then you should be at a pro’s level now! You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.