You are ready to plant your organic garden. What do you need to do get started? Read the following article and you will get some great organic horticulture information.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Brighten up your flower beds with annuals and biennials. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. The best solution is mixing baking soda, a drop of liquid dish detergent and water together in a spray bottle. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. After you have finished this, you will be ready to start planting.
Don’t cut your grass too short! Higher grass has deeper roots, meaning a healthier lawn that will be less likely to dry out. If the grass is too short, it produces shallow roots and that leads to a lawn with brown spots and dried-out patches.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Now you know a bit more about what you are doing in starting an organic garden. You may have thought you were all set to start digging prior to reading this article, so now you should be able to call yourself an expert! The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.