Organic horticulture has become more popular with increased concern about the effects of fertilizers and chemicals on the environment, as well as overall health. Organic gardening is also cheaper; you don’t have to spend as much money on tools and equipment. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
The handles on your horticulture tools can be used as a convenient measuring instrument. Large handled tools like rakes, hoes or shovels may be used like measuring sticks. Lay the handles upon the floor and use a tape measure along side of them. Paying close attention to the measurements, use a black marker to establish each interval along the handle’s side in a clearly visible manner. Now you have easy access to a long ruler whenever you are horticulture.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
The first thing you can do to avoid pests is to start with healthy soil in your garden. Healthy plants are stronger and more able to resist both pests and disease. Start your garden off with a high-quality soil that you can enrich over time.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Once you start to actually apply what you learned from this article you can start growing a prosperous and healthy organic garden in your own back yard for the future. You will also see more animals in your garden, because organic gardens are more attuned to nature.