Horticulture can seem complicated at first, if you do not know what you are doing. If you decide to go the natural route, you may have to know about things like the pH balance of soil and natural bug-fighting concoctions. Organic gardening is way harder than traditional gardening for beginners. Follow the tips in the article below, and you will be a pro in no time.
Plant perennials that are resistant to slug and snail infestations. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They gravitate towards perennials with smooth thin leaves, particularly on younger plants. Perennials that have thick, furry leaves and unpleasant tastes are less likely to attract slugs and snails. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
It’s sometimes possible to save certain plants from winter cold by bringing them inside. You may want to save the most beautiful or expensive ones. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Make sure you remove the weeds from your garden! Weeds can truly ruin a good garden. White vinegar has been known to kill weeds quickly. The acid in white vinegar kills weeds. You may also be using plants that need that very same acid. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Most vegetables require this amount of sun in order to grow properly and at a quicker pace. This is also true for some flowers.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.
A quality garden must be grown from seeds. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.
Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. The soil will stay moist thanks to the mulch. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you time, money, and effort in your lovely garden.
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.