Successful organic horticulture requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. Before tackling such a project, it is important to be prepared.
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. Healthier plants are stronger, which in turn can help the plants you grow to become more resistant to disease and bugs that can harm them. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
Do not spend your money on chemicals to fight mildew. Combine baking soda with a small dollop of liquid soap and add it to water. Spray this mix on your plants every week and the mildew should go away. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. You may need to alter the kind of soil you use based on the types of plants you intend to grow. You may also be able to design an artificial area that contains one type of dirt.
Do not cut your grass too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. Grass that is shorter has a root system that is easier to dry out.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. First tie together the tops; then take a sheet or blanket and loosely shroud the wigwam. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Be sure to split the irises. You can get more irises by dividing the overgrown clumps. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
A garden can be planted by anybody. However, those who have taken time to do research will gain the most from their crops. These tips on organic horticulture are here to guide you on the right path.