Organic gardening produces super-healthy fruits and veggies that are free of pesticides. In addition, this product is delicious, while also staying healthier than those fruits and veggies found in a regular supermarket. Rather than relying on stores for your organic produce, try growing your own. Read the article below for tips and suggestions on how you can have your very own organic garden at home.
Insects and various garden pests can be avoided by making your soil healthy. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. 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.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
Try growing wheat grass or cat grass in the area of the plants your cat wants to eat. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Manure is a great garden additive, but it is important that you choose a manure that has been composted commercially so that there is less of a risk of pathogens. It is important that you use some sort of fertilizer, although it doesn’t really matter which variety you choose.
Use only pesticides designed to kill the specific type of pest in your garden, and avoid the broad-spectrum kind. If your pesticide has too wide a range of targets, it can kill off useful insects that fight off other pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to strong pesticides than the insects you are actually trying to get rid of. This will lead you to end up killing off the good bugs in your garden, leaving the field wide open for the harmful ones. This can cause you to actually use more pesticides than you originally needed to combat the problem.
Plan your garden to provide some fall color. That doesn’t have to be the case. Fall foliage provides for the most colorful season of the year. Maple trees come in a variety of fall colors ranging from yellow to deep crimson, as do Beech trees and Dogwood. Barberry, conaneaster and hydrangea are all wonderful choices in shrubs.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Apply what you’ve learned in this article today, and start growing your own produce.