One good way to have a steady supply of healthy, fresh vegetable is to develop an organic garden. It does take some time and effort, though. There is a diversity of seeds that are suitable for organic horticulture as well. Keep reading for insight on what is best suited for the garden of your dreams.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Over a period of several days, slowly increase the time they are allowed to stay outside. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
Digging in clay soil with a shovel can be very difficult. The clay isn’t easy to work with and will adhere to the shovel, which only makes the problem worse. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Starting seedlings in pots before planting in your garden is a smart idea. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. When you remove your mature plants, the next batch of seedlings should be ready.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Mark your distances with a permanent marker. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. Climbers can also be trained to grow and cover an arbor, and they will grow through or around existing trees and shrubs. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
The more you read, the more you understand how great growing an organic garden can be and how important adding what you grow in your garden to your dietary habits can be. Applying the advice of this article will hopefully help you cultivate a successful organic garden to fortify the healthy diet of your family.