Lots of natural ways exist for growing a bright and healthy organic garden. All you need to do is educate yourself about organic gardening, and take advantage of the tips available.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Place a small amount of seeds in a little container, while filling it to the brim with water. This lets water soak into the seeds, giving them an extra boost of hydration when they start growing. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
To keep pests away, you can use plants in the garden or other natural materials. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. Doing these things can ensure that you do not need potentially harmful chemicals.
Consider planting evergreens in your garden that produce berries. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Buy a wheelbarrow and kneeling stool to work with in the garden. Spending too much time on the ground working can be quite hard on your knees, and a horticulture stool can help alleviate this, plus make things more comfortable for you. There is also a lot of heavy lifting involved with horticulture, so a good wheelbarrow is a great tool to have around.
Pest control can present a challenge for successful vegetable gardening. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. Staying on top of the problem will ensure that pests don’t take over your garden. Taking the pests off of the plants by hand is one of the best fixes if you are able to catch the infestation in its early stages.
Don’t count the fall season out. That doesn’t have to be way it is though! The autumn season can be one of the best growing seasons and is certainly the most colorful. Fall trees sport a variety of colorful leaves that range from subtle yellows to rich crimsons. When you choose shrubbery, try hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Make sure to use these organic tips.