There are so many tools and methods to grow an all-natural, vibrant and healthy garden. You only need to learn about them and implement them.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Start by placing your plants outside for a few hours only. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
Start your plants in some pots and plant its seedlings in the garden. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. This method also gives you the freedom of tightening time periods between each planting. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.
If you have any mildew on the plants, do not go out and buy anything. Mix a little liquid soap and baking soda in water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda will effectively remove the mildew without damaging your plants.
Analyze the soil before you even get started with working in a garden. You can get a soil analysis, and if you find your soil needs a supplement, do it! It is worth having this information so that crops do not get ruined. Most Cooperative Extension offices provide this service.
Grow wheat or cat grass in the area around the plants that your cat is eating. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Very few nurseries recycle the plastics that they use as containers for their plants, so the majority of these containers are thrown away and dumped in landfills. Therefore, it is better for the environment to plant a garden with seeds or to find a nursery that packages its plants using organic materials.
There are several all-natural ways to keep pests out of your garden, including certain plants. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Keep insects away from shrub and tree seedlings with mulch containing wood ash. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.
Anyone can plant a garden, but only those with the proper knowledge will receive the most out of their crop. Put these organic horticulture tips to use.
Originally posted 2013-08-03 21:24:04.