There are many different reasons for adopting organic gardening methods. For example, some people prefer to use organic gardening to cultivate edibles for the dinner table. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic horticulture, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Use both biennials and annuals to add color to your flower bed. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
If you are growing vegetables in your garden, it is important that you have them in a spot where they can get at least six hours of sun a day. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. Some flowers also have the same needs.
Get gardening knee pads if you have low-growing plants. The amount of time that you spend gardening on your knees can make your knees hurt by the time you are done. A pair of good horticulture knee pads can cushion your knees for more comfort.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. Considering that boiling water is rather safe, you don’t have to worry about toxins in your soil or at your dinner table. One simple layer across the weeds with a pot of boiling water will take care of the problem, but you have to remember the same applies to your plants, as well. The boiling water will damage the roots of the weeds and will usually prevent further growth.
When you boil vegetables, use the leftover water on your potted plants. You can also acidify soil for rhododendrons, gardenias and more by using coffee or tea grounds. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
Organic horticulture is not rocket science, but it does some require some forethought and planning. Research and information will help you get started. After you have begun to grow the garden, it is true that you need to maintain it to get the best possible results. If you keep all these suggestions in mind, you have taken the right steps towards becoming a successful organic gardener.