More people are turning to organic horticulture as a hobby and a way to get food. Read this article to find out what you need to do to get started. Keep reading to learn some tricks of the trade that will help you get a great garden.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay easily slides off the surface while keeping the end from getting rusty.
Use the handles of your tools as a handy ruler when doing your outdoor chores. You can use larger tools, like rakes, as measuring sticks. Just run some measuring tape right on the floor next to the handles. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. This will allow you to have a ruler at your fingertips when you are working out in the garden.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You can also train climbers to cover arbors and other things that you want covered, and they will even grow right through trees and shrubs. Some climbers you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Some of these plants include, wisteria, jasmine, climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle!
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They love to inhabit peppers, beans, tomatoes and all kinds of fruit varieties. If left unattended, your garden could be ravaged by these bugs, so you need to proactively keep their population under control.
When mowing the lawn, don’t mow the grass all the way down to the root. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
Perfecting an organic garden is as simple as committing a little time, and being patient. Start implementing the hints and tips you’ve been given to find out what an incredible garden you can grow. The above hints will help no matter what you’re going to grow.