Organic horticulture is known as a hobby that requires both a green thumb and great patience. It’s an enjoyable hobby where you can grow your own healthy food. It’s easier than you may think. Enjoy the following article that will help you become an expert organic gardener.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. They are then more likely to survive and to become thriving, mature plants. This also enables you to close gaps between planting cycles. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
Use the correct type of soil for best results. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.
Soak seeds overnight, preferably in a cool, dark place. Use a small container filled with water to nearly the top and place several seeds in it. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Deciduous shrubs need protection from the cold. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Tie the tops together, and loosely cover the wigwam with a blanket or sheet. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. You can then plant the container down in the ground if you like, but the walls of the container will hold the roots captive, and keep the plant from taking over your garden!
The hobby of organic horticulture will take dedication, patience and a little bit of help from Mother Nature. It is a hobby that uses the land to grow something delicious. All it takes is a little studying and practice to become a successful organic gardener.