Organic produce is both nutritious and tasty, far surpassing the typical supermarket selection of fruits and vegetables. Organic produce is expensive in the stores, so you may want to grow your own, Read the article below for tips and suggestions on how you can have your very own organic garden at home.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
There are home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. This is a natural solution for ridding your plants of mildew safely.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You could also place something that will cause your cat to go away from your plants, such as citrus peels or mothballs.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. It will be easy to remember where each plant is when sprouts start to shoot up the following spring. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. People sometimes use plastic to wrap their plants, but plastic can cause the plants to rot because it impedes air circulation.
Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. These plants will look good year-round, even during the winter, when your other plants have lost their bloom. Some evergreens that will provide winter color are the American Holly, Common Snowberry, American Cranberrybush, and the Winterberry.
Pick your vegetables when the temperature is moderate to avoid bruising them. Use garden shears to remove your vegetables from the vine to avoid damaging the plant.
Don’t settle for inferior produce. You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.