One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. It does require some effort, in order to grow, though. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
Plant vines like ivy to cover fences and dividing walls. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. They like to feast on all kinds of fruits, as well as peppers, tomatoes, and beans. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
Try dousing weeds in your garden with boiling water to get rid of them. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. This can cause enough damage to the roots of any plant to kill it.
Try and maintain daily aerated and dried plants. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. A border of onions or marigolds around a vegetable garden can repel slug. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
As this article has shown, to be successful at organic gardening you must do your homework and put forth a bit of effort. Persistence is also a necessary ingredient for success. Remembering the above tips, you can successfully grow an organic garden.