You are finally ready to try organic horticulture. What perfect timing! Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your organic horticulture aspirations.
Try not to cause shock to your plants by gradually changing their conditions and temperature. Try placing them outside in sunlight for about an hour or maybe two the first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. The plants should be prepared to move outside permanently at the end of this week.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. 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. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. Notable varieties include cosmos, rudbeckia, petunia, hollyhock, marigold and sunflower.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Your best bet would be try to save the best or most hearty plants. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
Fertilizing your garden is essential. Choose commercial compost instead of homegrown manure to keep toxins out of your plants. There are many fertilizer options available, though in reality, whatever type you choose will do the job as long as you are using something.
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. It can also prevent weeds from growing. This will save you having to constantly pull weeds.
Pouring the excess water from your dinner of steamed veggies on them can help. Try adding used coffee grounds to the soil around plants that grow in acidic soil. If fungus is an issue, Chamomile tea sprinkled on the plant may be effective.
With all of these ideas, you should be ready to excel at organic gardening. If you already knew about organic horticulture, you should be an expert by now. Remember to apply these tips as you plan and take care of your garden.