Having an organic garden is a great way to have access to healthy foods whenever you want them, which will ultimately lead to a healthier diet. However, you should be aware that organic horticulture is hard work. Perhaps you are hesitating about where to begin.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Learn the best harvest time for each vegetable. Each type of produce has unique time frames for harvesting at the peak of flavor. Some vegetables, such as zucchini and baby peas, should be harvested when they are relatively young. In contrast, tomatoes are best when left on the vine as long as possible. So, make sure you do some research, and find out when the best time to harvest your vegetables is.
Plant with fall season color in mind. It’s not necessary to think this way, however. Foliage never looks as colorful and vibrant as it does in the fall. Maple trees are an autumn rainbow of crimsons to yellows, and so are beech and dogwood trees. Some very good shrubs to choose are barberry, hydrangea, and cotoneaster, which is a member of the rose family.
When you water your garden, do it with care. Use a hose with a soaker attachment to save you time, so the garden can get watered while you are doing other tasks. Make sure that your water pressure is set to low, so that no harm will come to any tender plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
Avoid sun damage by dressing appropriately whenever you will be horticulture in the sun. Pair sunglasses with wide-brimmed hats and a dab of sunblock. Wearing sun protection is important to help ward off the unnecessary pain of sunburn, and it will help lessen your skin cancer risk, too.
A successful organic garden is the result of hard work and a good understanding of the principles involved. It is also true that in order to see results, that you have to keep at it. If you keep all these suggestions in mind, you have taken the right steps towards becoming a successful organic gardener.