If you invest your time in doing organic gardening properly, the results are obvious. It demonstrates that you are concerned about the environment as well as the health of your plants. These are worthy goals. Like any other skills you may have, these are able to be improved. Below are some tips to help.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Find out which plants will be able to thrive despite the transplanting and different indoor conditions. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. 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. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
If your soil has a problem with high alkaline levels, mixing in some coffee grounds that have been used is a great solution. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.
Irises should be divided. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will then split naturally in the palm of your hand and if they’re re-planted, they can flower next year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. Plant immediately.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.
In the hottest time of the day, most vegetables are less firm; even the act of harvesting the veggies may cause bruising. Cut them with a tool rather than pulling or twisting, otherwise you could damage the plant itself.
Make sure you have your gardening tools near you, so you can maximize your gardening efficiency. You can keep them in a good sized bucket, or wear utility pants that have plenty of large pockets. Keep your gloves, pruning shears, a hand spade and your other tools handy to quickly and easily do your garden maintenance.
Now you have the three items you need to make your organic garden a success– tools, products and skill. Great! These tips should provide you with a good basis for your horticulture. Now, you can apply this new information to make your organic garden function better and become a more enjoyable endeavor.