You can take organic horticulture as a hobby, or as a science. Continue on for some good tips that will help you succeed in organic gardening.
In order not to shock your plants, you have to gradually accustom them to the change of temperature and conditions. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. This will help the plants make it to full growth. This will also allow you to stick to a tighter, cleaner planting schedule. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. The planters used to hold nursery plants are generally not made from eco-friendly materials, and thus get thrown into landfills. Starting from seeds, or buying from one of the few nurseries that use biodegradable planters, prevents this.
Look for evergreen variants that produce berries. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Some plants provide color during the winter like the Winterberry, and American Holly, the American Cranberrybush and the Common Snowberry.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. You can make gardening much more comfortable on your knees by using a portable garden stool. A wheelbarrow will come in handy to easily move dirt, rocks and other heavy objects.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. You need to work hard at it and be patient, and if you can do that then you will see a dazzling organic garden. Use this information and you will be in great shape for bettering yourself in terms of organic gardening knowledge.