When it comes to organic horticulture, take note that it requires a lot of patience, as well as a green thumb. It is an enjoyable way to grow your own nutritious foods that are free of pesticides and other harsh chemicals. This seems to be easier said than done, though, right? Read on for suggestions on what you will need to start gardening like a pro.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. Once you have finished, you can begin planting.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Seeds eliminate the waste of plastic containers from nurseries which rarely get recycled. There are some nurseries, however, that send their plants out in organic potting materials.
Surround your vegetable plants with organic mulch, a few inches worth. The soil around plants can stay damper through the use of mulch. In addition, it will keep the weeds from growing. This will save you tons of time from pulling out tons of weeds.
Pouring the excess water from your dinner of steamed veggies on them can help. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
Use a plant for a focal point. To create an attractive garden design, arrange a focal point to draw attention. In most cases, an original plant makes a good focal point.
To garden properly in an organic fashion, requires a lot of patience, a lot of elbow grease and even more know-how. This hobby makes good use of your land to produce tasty vegetables and fruits. If you follow these tips and put in a great effort, there is nothing stopping you from becoming a good organic gardener.
Originally posted 2013-07-13 18:27:40.