You are going to try your hand at organic gardening. Your timing could not be better. Read on for some helpful tips on how to grow a beautiful organic garden.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
During winter, you should take your favorite plants inside. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Be careful not to damage the root system as you dig up the plant, and place it in a pot.
For a garden that thrives, choose the right type of soil. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
If you want to effectively weed out young plants, you can try “boiling” away the weeds. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
You can use natural materials or other plants in your garden to keep away pests. Slugs can be kept at bay with a patch of marigolds or pungent vegetables. Wood ash can be used as mulch, and if put on the base of shrub and tree seedlings, will keep insects away. You can avoid using pesticides that contain harsh chemicals if you employ these techniques.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. The mulch will help keep the soil moist for longer periods of time. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
Know the perfect time to harvest the vegetables in your garden. Each type of produce has unique time frames for harvesting at the peak of flavor. As an example, zucchini and baby peas both have the best flavor when they are harvested at a young age. However, you get better taste out of tomatoes that have been allowed to ripen as much as practical while still on their vine. So, it is good to learn about the best time to harvest your vegetables.
Broad-spectrum pesticides are really not the optimal choice for pest control in your garden. These pesticides can also kill useful insects that eat your pests. Useful insects are more sensitive to these pesticides than the pests, so by killing them, you could be growing your pest population. This can result in your using more pesticides to eradicate the problem.
You can create the look and feel of an English garden by mixing different plants of varying heights throughout your flower bed. If you use plants that are all the same size your garden will look flat.
Plant strawberries for your children. Kids really enjoy plucking snacks directly from the ground, and may have greater enthusiasm for the work if they see the results of their labor right away.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you already knew about organic horticulture, you should be an expert by now. You can grow an organic garden, now that you have the right tips and information.