You probably have friends who claim to eat only organic, or maybe you’ve seen these items in the store. It’s important to know which products are organic and which are not. The organic products cost more, and they often come in distinctive packaging. Review the ideas in this piece and see how you can have an organic garden in your own backyard.
Cover fences and walls with lots of climbers. Climbing plants are great for hiding hideous fences and walls, and they usually grow within a season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Climbing roses, honeysuckle, wisteria, clematis, and jasmine are some great plants to try out.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Dependent on the type of plants you are choosing for the garden, the soil may not be right for them. For special requirements, you can build separate areas with soil that is right for certain plants.
Before you plant anything in your garden, have the soil checked. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. Several Cooperative Extension locations offer this service, and it’s advantageous for you to know what type of soil you have, in order to avoid growing faulty crops.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can turn a beautiful garden into an eyesore. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. White vinegar will kill those pesky 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.
When it’s autumn, it’s time to start planting all of your fall edibles. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! You simply need to cut off the top, scoop out the guts, and spray your pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf. You can start planting now.
In a dark area, pre-soak your seeds overnight. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. This will keep seeds hydrated and help them to grow faster. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
If you discover that your soil is very alkaline, take used coffee grounds and mix them thoroughly with your soil. This is an easy and inexpensive solution to increase the acid content back into the soil. You will notice that your vegetables and greens will have a stronger taste.
Learn the best harvest time for each vegetable. Most vegetables have a relatively small harvesting window when they will taste best. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. By contrast, it’s best to wait until tomatoes are fully ripe before picking them. Research the best time to pick your produce.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.
Originally posted 2013-06-25 18:41:17.