You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. There is no better time to start than the present! To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
Get a slug-proof variety of perennials. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. You can control fungi with the application of fungicide sprays. However, the area should be treated before you see the onset of any problems.
The best gardens will evolve from original seeds rather than transplanted items. Starting with your own seeds is more environmentally friendly than buying plants from a nursery. The plastics used in nurseries are rarely recycled and ends up in landfills, so it is best to start with the seeds or buy from nurseries who use organic materials in packaging their plants.
Familiarize yourself with the optimum harvesting time of your vegetables. Each variety needs a slightly different amount of growing time to produce the most flavorful vegetable. Many vegetables are best when picked young; baby peas are a prime example. Tomatoes, though, are tastiest when they have been allowed to ripen on the vine as long as possible. So, make sure you do some research, and find out when the best time to harvest your vegetables is.
Tend to a garden as a way to relax. A plethora of paths to individual relaxation and inner peace exist. Gardening is easily one of the most relaxing and gratifying ways to spend your extra time. The cost is low and the reward is often high. The best return is the joy and tranquility you can get from growing your very own greenery.
Let your children be involved in your organic gardening efforts. Gardens are terrific teaching tools for kids, and provide great opportunities for interaction, growth, and instruction on healthy living.
You should be more prepared with organic horticulture. 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.