There are lots of natural ways that you can grow a healthy, organic garden. Once you learn about them, they are surprisingly easy to put into place.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. They are more likely to survive the transition to adulthood with this method. In addition, it offers you a smaller time frame between plantings. Once you’ve removed the previous group of plants, your seedlings can go into the ground.
Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. 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 of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Plant a little catnip or wheatgrass in the area surrounding the plants that your cat is devouring. Offensive smells also work to repel cats and other pesky animals from eating your plants. Try putting mothballs, citrus peels, garlic and other pungent items on the topsoil.
Set your mower blades higher, so you don’t cut the grass too short. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Simply follow this handy organic advice.