There are endless all-natural methods available to help you produce a vibrant organic garden. In order to use these methods, all you have to do is learn a little bit about them.
Start your seedlings in pots inside and then transplant them into your garden. Doing this betters your odds of your plants making it to adulthood. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. Snails and slugs like to eat perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if they are young plants. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
If you want to keep your garden free of pests, start with healthy soil! Healthy and well-nourished plants will be hardier and therefore better able to prevent pests from taking hold. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. This will allow your seeds to be hydrated and get a head start when growing. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
Try dividing the irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant immediately.
If you are gardening for the first time ever, read and follow all directions and instructions that come with your chemicals and tools. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Keep your body safe and follow directions.
Horticulture can be done by anyone, but only those armed with the proper information can get the most from their organic garden. Remember these helpful tips the next time you are working in your garden!