Your goal is to plant the best organic garden possible. What perfect timing! The following tips can help you realize your plans for your garden.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. Using a variety of flowers allows your flower garden to have a different look each season. They are useful for filling gaps in between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. There are plenty of varieties including petunia, marigold, cosmos, sunflower, hollyhock, and rudbeckia.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Those nasty weeds can turn your beautiful garden into a scruffy version of its former self. A clever way to accomplish this is with the help of some white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
Don’t cut your grass too short! By leaving your grass a little higher off the ground, it give the roots a chance to grow deep into the soil which makes the lawn stronger, and that helps keep it from drying out. Leaving the grass short makes it more prone to drying out, which leaves your lawn look really brown and yucky.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. If you were to plant them inside first, the seeds should germinate better. Give the seeds enough time to get stronger: growing indoors will make it easier for your plants to resist diseases and the pesky bugs. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
If you have a vegetable garden, it can be quite difficult to decide what to do about pest control. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals. One way that you can help control garden pests is to remain vigilant. If you catch them early, you can take them off the plants by hand.
Another way to help them grow is by watering them with the liquid that is left from cooking vegetables. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
Use smarts when watering your garden. You can water efficiently by using a soaker hose which will eliminate the necessity of watering each plant one by one with a nozzle, or having to use a water can that you have to refill over and over. Turn the water on at low pressure so your delicate plants will not be damaged by the soaker hose. Let the soaker hose do its thing for a couple hours, and your plants are watered.
You don’t want to pick vegetables during the day when it is hot, as that is when they are prone to damage due to them being softer. Vegetables and fruits should always be cut from the vine, not twisted; twisting subjects a plant to needless stress.
To attract insects that will benefit your garden, plant heather. Bees like heather, and they get their nectar from it early in the spring. Spiders, ground beetles and other insects helpful to your garden tend to live in a heather bed, because heather beds are generally undisturbed. Keep this in mind and always wear gloves when you prune your heather!
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. You should be well on your way to be an expert in organic gardening. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.