Organic horticulture will require some extra research and active avoidance of chemicals. If you chose to garden naturally, you need to acquire some knowledge of the implications of the acidity of your soil, and you need to know how to utilize the correct bugs and insects instead of pesticides. Growing an organic garden can be hard for someone inexperienced. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Your first and best line of defense against pests is having healthy soil. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. 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.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. 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.
If you are considering planting a garden take the time to plan it out. This will assist you in recognizing your tiny plants when they start to pop up. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Select a specific type of plant to be the focal point of your garden. A solid focal point will draw peoples attention to your garden, leaving them to admire your unique design. It is usually a type of plant that stands out from the plants surrounding it.
Sensibly water your garden. Consider a soaker hose as a way to water multiple plants while saving time. To avoid damaging delicate plants, you should water them with low pressure. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
Water containing some aspirin helps your plants fight illness. Dissolve 1 aspirin per gallon of water for a plant disease fighting solution. Then spray your plants with this mixture to stave off diseases. Plants should be sprayed once every two to three weeks.
It is important to allow cuts to completely heal before you do any horticulture in order to protect the cut from exposure to dirt or chemicals. A cut that has come into contact with extraneous materials like dirt can become seriously infected. Bandage all cuts completely, using bandages that cover and seal cuts.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.
Originally posted 2014-03-05 20:08:12.