When you properly apply organic horticulture techniques, your garden will show great results. It signifies that you have care for your plants and you desire good health for them. People will admire you because of this, and you will get a lot of respect from the organic gardening community. However, there are always ways to learn new skills, and hone your existing ones. Here are some suggestions that can help.
The handles of your tools can double as clever rulers. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Lay your handles on the floor, and put measuring tape right next to them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. Now, the next time you do work in the garden, you’ll actually have a ruler at your fingertips.
Soil needs to be rich in certain nutrients to grow healthy plants. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can make an artificial area that uses a single kind of soil.
Grow some wheat grass or cat grass next to the plants your cat seems to prefer. You can put something over the soil which surrounds the plants which has a bad smell to cats to deter them.
When you grow veggies in a garden, you need to ensure they get at least six hours of good sunlight each day. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. This arrangement will also benefit some types of flowers.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. One parasite you have to watch out for in particular is fungi. There are many effective fungicide products that will prevent fungi growth and clear up any existing problems as well.
Look for targeted pesticides instead of using popular but damaging broad-spectrum products. These pesticides will also kill any beneficial insects that consume the pests you are trying to get rid of. Good bugs are often more sensitive to pesticides than their bad counterparts, so if the population of good bugs goes down, the pest problem can grow. This can cause you to actually use more pesticides than you originally needed to combat the problem.
Now you have the three items you need to make your organic garden a success– tools, products and skill. Wonderful! This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic gardening knowledge. Learning something new can always help with any hobby.