Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Another benefit of organic gardening is that it is relatively inexpensive. With the tips here in this article you can quickly become an expert in organic gardening.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. All you have to do is lay them on the floor then use a measuring tape to measure their length. A permanent marker can be used to label distances. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These pests normally go after plants with thin little leaves and plants that have yet to fully mature. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Many climbers are so robust that they can cover an unattractive wall or fence in a single growing season. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. Why not plant lettuce and kale inside a hollowed-out pumpkin? Simply cut the pumpkin open at the top, so you can remove the seeds and insides. After that, spray Wilt-Pruf along the edges and on the inside of the pumpkin, so it doesn’t rot. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Utilize the advice provided here, and you will soon be on your way to having a flourishing organic garden that is both healthy and free of pollutants. Planting a natural garden also encourages wildlife to enjoy your garden, and this even benefits the plants growing within.