A lot of people are finding out the benefits of growing an organic garden. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Save yourself a lot of time and efforts by learning more the many different resources available.
Clay soil can be a real pain to work with as it often sticks to the end of the shovel. To make the clay soft so you aren’t working as hard, take floor or car wax and rub a light coat on the surface of the shovel using a clean cloth, then buff the surface. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Before you even place the first plant in your garden, you need to check the composition of your soil. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Irises can be easily divided. If you divide the overgrown clumps of flowers, you’ll find that your stock grows proportionally. Try to life the bulbous irises when foliage begins to die. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. If done properly, each piece that remains for planting should have a minimum of one viable offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
Pouring the excess water from your dinner of steamed veggies on them can help. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
Plan your garden, and plant with fall colors in mind. But, that does not have to be the case! The fall season is probably the most colorful of the year in terms of foliage. Maple, beech trees or dogwood take on some amazing colors. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
An organic garden takes time and patience, as we have previously advised. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. There are a huge number of plants to grow, and with these tips, you’ll succeed no matter which plants you ultimately choose.