Men and women of all ages enjoy relaxing in an organic horticulture and making things grow. A beginning organic gardener may find the prospect of getting started to be rather daunting. So, how should a beginning organic gardener learn the basics? Well, you are in luck; these tips will come in handy!
Properly put down your sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Do some weeding if necessary, then break the soil until it is no longer packed. Compact the soil gently but firmly to be certain that it is indeed flat. Make sure the soil is thoroughly moist. Sod should be staggered in rows, the joints offsetting from each other. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. Water the sod everyday for the first two weeks until the roots grow enough.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You could also isolate a certain area, and fill it with just one kind of soil.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. This year, instead of using your regular clay pots to plant your kale and lettuce, use a pumpkin as the container instead! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. You can start planting now.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Pour the boiling water directly onto the weeds, just make sure you do not damage the nearby plants. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
If you are gardening for the first time ever, read and follow all directions and instructions that come with your chemicals and tools. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation. Ensure that your body is protected by always following instructions.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
After reading this article, you should have a better idea of the appeal of growing an organic garden. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. By using the tips in this article, you will soon be enjoying the fruits of your labor!