Growing organic vegetables and fruits is both healthy and delicious and much better than produce you can get at the supermarket. Don’t buy from the stores, grown your own. This article will show you how to plan an organic garden right in your own yard.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The clay won’t stick to it, and the end will not rust as an added bonus.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! Once you cut an opening at the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the insides, spray the inside and edges with Wilt-Pruf to keep the pumpkin from rotting. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Vegetables in a garden need to have at least six hours of sun every day in order to thrive. Most vegetables need this amount of sunlight to grow the right way at a faster pace. This is true for flowers as well.
Make sure to protect your tender shrubs from the elements. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
If you are planning on growing peas, start them indoors before putting them outdoors in your garden. Seeds are more likely to sprout when started indoors. They will also be stronger, and better equipped to resist disease and insects. When your plants are sturdy, move them outdoors.
Know when to harvest your vegetables at precisely the right time. Individual vegetables have distinct windows of time to pick for getting the greatest flavors. Many vegetables are best when picked young; baby peas are a prime example. On the contrary, tomatoes shouldn’t be picked from the vine until they are ripe as can be. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.
Have one plant be the most interesting eye-grabber in your garden. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Usually this is a big plant that is somewhat different from the other plants in the garden.
The flesh of vegetables gets soft in the heat of the day, making them especially vulnerable to inadvertent damage with even the gentlest picking. Also ensure that you use a tool to cut the vegetables off at the vine. If you just yank or twist the whole plant, it may become damaged.
Try to put an aspirin in the water to get rid of plant diseases. Dissolve one aspirin and a half for 2 gallons of water. The solution can then be used to spray the entire plant, and will offer protection naturally. Spraying should be one time every three weeks.
After your seeds have sprouted, heat lamps are not needed. Sprouting plants can be removed from the heat source. Take any plastic film off of your containers because they hold in heat and humidity. Keep an eye on your seeds in order to know when you should do this.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. Use the advice in this article and you can start growing your own organic produce.