Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. Rather than relying on stores for your organic produce, try growing your own. Keep reading to learn how to get started with organic gardening.
Select plants that produce a relatively high yield. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. Seeds that are grown in this way have a higher survival and maturity rate.
You could try to boil weeds if you are trying to remain organic. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
If you’re a new gardener, it is vital that you follow the instructions when it comes to your chemicals and tools. If you don’t do this, you could cause unnecessary skin irritations, which are very painful. Wear protective gear, and use the products as directed.
Get a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool to work in your garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. Gardening also requires transporting heavy objects and lots of dirt, so purchasing a wheelbarrow can be a very smart investment.
Choose plants that will provide color in autumn. That doesn’t have to be the case. Autumn is the most colorful season of all, foliage-wise. Maple trees produce yellow and red leaves, just like Beech and Dogwood trees. Consider hydrangea, barberry and cotoneaster when considering purchasing a shrub.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. The focal point should be a plant totally different from the others around it.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.
You don’t have to buy inferior produce. Implement these tips and starting reaping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.