A green thumb and a great deal of patience is needed to take on the hobby of organic horticulture. It is an activity that has a goal of growing fresh, nutritious food that is free of pesticides. How hard can it be, right? The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. In many cases, a disease-resistant or cold-tolerant hybrid will produce a higher yield than a traditional variety.
Beginning your garden with healthy soil is your first defense against pests! If you create healthy plants, they are going to be stronger and therefore, less likely to succumb to diseases and insects. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. The baking soda is harmless to your plants and a very effective remedy.
Grow wheat or cat grass around the plants your cat likes nibbling. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Do not mow your lawn close to the bottom. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Parasites are attracted to the moisture on plants. Fungi commonly afflict a number of plants. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
A green garden needs to begin with seeds, not plants. When planting a garden, the best way is to initially start with seeds. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
Organic gardening can be described as a healthy hobby that incorporates the beauty of nature, lots of hard work along with lots of patience. It’s an activity that lets you get in touch with nature while growing something very tasty. If you are willing to put in the effort and if you follow the tips, you can become a great organic gardener.
Originally posted 2013-12-17 09:06:14.