You probably already know the difference between organic and non-organic foods, and have seen your share of the organic type at your supermarket. You may not always know which fruits or vegetables are really organic without looking at the packaging or prices. You’ll find that they’re usually packaged differently than their counterparts and the price is much higher. Keep reading for a variety of tips and tricks for maintaining an organic garden.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They may also grow through tress and shrubs that are already grown, or you can train them to cover your arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Reliable varieties include wisteria, honeysuckle, climbing roses, clematis, and jasmine.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. The levels need to be kept high for optimum greenery growth.
When horticulture, beware of stink bugs and other insects, particularly in the autumn. This insect will gladly devour your tomatoes, beans, and peppers, as well as a variety of other fruits. Stink bugs may get out of hand and do significant damage in your garden. It is important to take steps to eliminate them from that area.
Carefully plan your garden first. Doing this makes it easier to keep track of where you planted what when you first start to see sprouts. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.