Anyone can learn how to maintain an organic garden and enjoy it. Newcomers to organic horticulture, however, can easily find themselves overwhelmed. Are you interested in cultivating green gardens and earning that green thumb? Well, you are in luck; these tips will come in handy!
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Once weekly, spray this mixture to the affected areas of your plants, and the mildew should be eliminated shortly. Baking soda is a good way to get rid of mildew on your plants gently.
Plants need a sufficient amount of CO2 for proper maximum growth. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a 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. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Tender, potted shrubs must be protected when the weather is cold. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. Using fabric, rather than plastic, allows air circulation and prevents rotting from moisture build up.
Try to pour a bit of leftover water from your steamed veggies on them. If you have rhododendrons or gardenias, use coffee and tea grounds to acidify the soil. Chamomile tea can be an effective treatment against fungus attacking plants.
You need to be smart when it comes to watering your garden. A soaker hose is a great way to water all of the plants at once, and will save you a lot of time. Turn down the water pressure to its lowest setting, as anything higher could harm the plants. Watering your garden for a couple hours while you are working on other tasks is an efficient use of your time.
Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be horticulture in the sun. Wear hats and sunglasses, and make use of sunscreen. Wearing sun protection is important to help ward off the unnecessary pain of sunburn, and it will help lessen your skin cancer risk, too.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic horticulture. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.