Organic horticulture is wonderfully therapeutic and anyone can enjoy it. But, if you’re just getting started, the various challenges of horticulture can seem insurmountable. So, what should a novice do to learn how to grow plants? All you have to do is read the following suggestions.
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as shovels, hoes and rakes can be made into measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Next, use a Sharpie to accurately label the distance between each one. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
You must be sure to remove all of the weeds that grow in your garden. Weeds can destroy a once promising garden and take away all its potential. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. White vinegar can kill weeds! A spray solution is much easier to apply than to rid your garden of weeds by hand.
The approach of fall means you need to start planting autumn goodies. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Hollow out the pumpkin and spray with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rot. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. In addition, some plants are so small you might forget you planted them once all your plants sprout. Planning stops these plants from getting lost in the crowd.
Do you hate how fresh mint leaves grow and take over your lovely garden but still like them? Control their expansion by confining them to a large pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. The environmentally conscious way to start a new garden is to start with seeds. Plastics from nurseries aren’t recycled often, which causes them to go into landfills; so try starting with seeds, or buying from organic nurseries.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. If you remain vigilant, you can control your garden pest population. Taking the pests off of the plants by hand is one of the best fixes if you are able to catch the infestation in its early stages.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
After reading this article, you should have a better idea of the appeal of growing an organic garden. Working in your organic garden is a hobby that’s both relaxing and fun. Use these tips to get your organic garden up and running in no time.