If you invest your time in doing organic gardening properly, the results are obvious. It demonstrates that you want your plants to be healthy and thriving. This is an admirable goal! Improvement to any skill can always be achieved, and this skill set is no different. Keep reading for suggestions.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. In addition, you could put an item on the soil’s top around the plants which has a smell that cats hate, such as citrus peel or mothballs.
Be sure to split the irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When foliage is dead, lift bulbous irises. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Good green gardens begin from seeds, not plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Since plastics that are in nurseries aren’t recycled very often and therefore usually wind up in landfills, you should begin with seeds or purchase from the nurseries that use natural materials in their plants’ packaging.
Be consistent with garden fertilization. Manure is probably the best fertilizer. Choose a commercial product to reduce the risks of pathogen exposure. You have the ability to choose from quite a large array of fertilizer, however there is not a great difference between them. It is just crucial that you use something.
It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.
Add some heather plants to your garden, to attract good insects. Heather is great for getting bees to stop by at the beginning of spring, as heather plants have nectar available early in the season. Heather doesn’t usually require a lot of tending, so spiders, ground beetles and other good bugs like to call it home. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden— the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! That is all well and good, however, you must put them to use. This compilation of tips was made to help you gain more organic horticulture knowledge. You might even have learned something you hadn’t known before to use in your organic garden.