All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. You just need to learn the methods and use them.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. When starting the transition, leave the plants in the sun for just 1-2 hours. As you continue the first week of the project, gradually extend the duration of sun exposure. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Clay soil makes working with a shovel difficult. The clay is hard and sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Turn the handles of your garden tools into measuring rulers. Tools with long handles, such as a shovel or rake, are absolutely perfect for this job, and make your workload a little bit smaller. Measure the handles with a tape measure laid out in the floor. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. This modified ruler will serve you well as you begin working in your garden.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Biennials and annuals that grow quickly can add color to a flower bed, plus they permit you to modify the way the flower bed looks each season and each year. These kinds of flowers are also excellent for filling in gaps between shrubs and perennials in sunny areas. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
A garden needs the right type of soil to grow properly. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. The cost of the analysis will be easily offset by the benefits of a healthy and vibrant crop.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Water is cheaper than chemical herbicides, and less hazardous to humans and soil. Pour boiling water on any weeds, but be careful not to spill it on plants you want to keep. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you miss this easy step, you run the risk of harming yourself due to the chemicals that can irritate your skin. For your own safety, take the time to read and follow the instructions.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. They add color to your yard, throughout the year. There is quite a variety of plants that will give your garden a splash of color during winter, including the American Cranberrybush, American Holly, Common Snowberry or Winterberry.
Pest control can present a challenge for successful vegetable horticulture. Don’t spray any harsh chemicals on your vegetables because you will be eating them later on. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. If you discover the pests when they first infest your plants, the best way to remove them is to pick them off manually.
A typical English garden combines various plants of differing heights in a single bed. If plants have the same growth height, the bed will appear flat and not have much interest.
If you want to maximize your success at organic gardening, you need to learn as much as you can about how to garden. Implement these important concepts in building a truly organic garden.