Starting an organic garden is a smart step in creating a healthier diet. However, organic gardening does require a commitment. You might be wondering where you need to start to have your very own organic garden.
Properly put down your sod. You will need to prepare your lawn soil before laying the sod. Pull any weeds and break up any clods of soil. Make sure your soil is flat and compacted. The soil should always receive adequate moisture. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. Make sure the sod is firmly placed to ensure a surface that is sufficiently flat and even. Also, make sure to use soil to fill the areas where there are gaps in the sod. According to your climate, you will likely need to water the new sod daily over a period of a couple of weeks. This will insure proper root formation and establishment.
Use biennials and annuals to beautify your flower beds. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. They are very useful for filling in the gaps between perennials and shrubs in a sunny area. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. White vinegar can be a good solution. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most members of the vegetable family need this minimum of light for proper growth. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
Always have a plan for the garden prior to the start of planting it. This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. When these tender shrubs are kept in pots, cold weather can be very damaging. Connect the tops, and then place a sheet over the top of the wigwam. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.
Be sure to split the irises. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. Lift the dead bulbous irises. As soon as you pick up the bulb, it’ll split into pieces. That’s okay – in fact, it’s desirable. You can replant the bulb pieces and next year you’ll have a healthy bed of new irises. You should divide rhizomes using a knife. Cut several new pieces out of the outside and get rid of the old center. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Replant right away.
Organic horticulture requires work, effort and research. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. Incorporate the insights you’ve learned here to get your organic garden growing this year.