Many people are only just beginning to realize the joys of organic horticulture. By following some simple advice, you can get started in the interesting world of gardening in just a little time. Simply follow through with our handy tips and tricks and take advantage of these great results.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will both make the clay fall off of the surface, and prevent the surface from rusting.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. A variety of flowers that will thrive in your region are available.
Try using climber plants to cover up your fences and walls. These versatile plants can grow over fences to enhance the fence’s appearance. Often, climbers grow quickly, so you’ll get the effect you want by the time the season changes. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Remember to remove weeds from the garden. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. To do this, think about using white vinegar. White vinegar will definitely kill the weeds! If you are too busy to pull weeds by hand, make a white vinegar solution and keep it handy for a quick spray when needed.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
Mint is a very tasty herb that has a tendency to run wild in the garden if not kept in check. You can slow their growth rate by planting them in a garden container or large pot instead. You can bury the container so the top is flush with the ground if desired, but the container’s walls will prevent the roots from spreading so that the plant won’t take over your entire garden.
Do some research to find out the best time for harvesting your vegetables. Each type of vegetables has its own ideal time for picking for the best flavor. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. In contrast, tomatoes are best when left on the vine as long as possible. So, find out the best time to harvest your vegetables.
As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. The above hints will help no matter what you’re going to grow.
Originally posted 2013-05-20 20:47:48.