There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. You just need to learn them and use them.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. To make your digging project easier, apply a coat of automobile wax to your shovel first and then buff it lightly. This will make your task easier because the clay won’t stick to the shovel. It will also keep your garden tool from rusting.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. Literally pour the water on the weeds, avoiding any wanted plants near them, and watch the weeds die over time. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? You should plant the mint in a rather large garden container or pot instead so you can monitor growth. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
Pest control is tough when you have a veggie garden. It is wise to limit the use of harsh chemicals, because the vegetables will be eaten. You can prevent pests from appearing in the garden by adopting a vigilant attitude. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. Your focal point will be the main center of attention for anyone who sees your garden. A perfect example of a focal point is using a plant that doesn’t bear any resemblance to those that surround it.
When you are horticulture out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. Always apply sunscreen with an adequate SPF level. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Finally, throw on a wide-brimmed hat to protect your scalp. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.
If you plant heather in your garden, you will attract insects that are beneficial. Heather is desirable to bees; when heather emerges in early spring, it can be a source of nectar. Because heather beds require very little maintenance, they often become the home of spiders, ground beetles, and other insects that can benefit your garden. Because of this, you might want to invest in a good pair of gardening gloves for the times when you need to prune it.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Make use of these organic gardening tips.