Organic horticulture is an interesting hobby and helps you get in touch with nature. This pastime should yield amazing and healthy foods, free of pesticides and other chemicals found in store bought produce. It actually isn’t as hard as it sounds. Keep reading to learn what you can do to make your garden succeed.
Select plant types that will bring a higher profits and yield. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. These types of flowers grow at high speed, which gives you more flexibility in changing the look of your flower beds as the seasons change. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. The most popular varieties to use include petunia, zinnia, cosmos, snapdragon, marigold, hollyhock, and sunflower.
Check the nutrients in the soil before you plant your garden. For a small fee, a soil analysis can be obtained – based on that report – the soil can be properly enriched to support a vibrant garden. It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. They thrive on fruits, citrus, peppers and various beans. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Don’t cut your grass too short! If you leave a bit more height, the grass roots will get deeper, making your lawn stronger. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. If your plants get too moist, they may get sick or infested with parasites. A common parasite to plants is fungi. You can control fungi with fungicides, but you must remember to use it before you notice any problems in order for it to work.
Novice gardeners should read the manuals on all horticulture tools and chemicals prior to using them. If you do not do this very simple step, you can end up causing skin irritation problems that are very painful. Directions, especially safety rules, are there for your own good, so make sure you follow instructions on your tools and chemicals to the letter.
Organic gardening can be a wonderful hobby that involves a love of nature, desire for healthier living, and much patience, too. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. If you are willing to put in the effort and if you follow the tips, you can become a great organic gardener.