You probably have friends who claim to eat only organic, or maybe you’ve seen these items in the store. You’re well aware of which items the organic ones are. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. This article can help you save money by growing organic produce right in your own garden.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
Think about planting your seeds in indoor pots and then transplanting them to your garden once they become seedlings. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. Your next crop of seedlings will be started and ready to be planted immediately after you remove your last crop from the garden.
Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy plants can better ward off pests and 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.
CO2 is essential for growth. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. The best method to obtain a high amount is to get access to a greenhouse. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
Stinkbugs can be a nuisance in the garden. These bugs are known to be proliferate in the cooler fall months. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Use bulbs to ensure continuous flowers throughout the spring and summer. Bulbs are easy to grow and hearty, and they keep growing in years to come. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. It’s likely you don’t want to spray pesticides around the vegetables you intend to eat. Research the methods available for eliminating garden pests organically. When you catch a potential infestation early, the solution may be as simple as picking the pests off of your plants with your fingers.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.
Originally posted 2014-01-22 19:41:58.