Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money and adopt a healthier diet, but it also requires efforts from you. When it comes to seeds, there are many to pick from. The following tips should help you learn what things to get to grow an amazing organic garden.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. A lot of times a hybrid that will tolerate cold weather or disease will give you a higher output than heirlooms.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If you have healthy looking plants, they are stronger and more resistant to diseases and bugs. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
Give your flower beds a boost by introducing annuals and biennials. You can use biennial and annual flowers to brighten the bed, and let you change how it looks. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Cover any wall or fence with climbers. Known commonly as climbers, these plants are very versatile, easy to grow, and they will quickly spread out to cover up walls and fences within a single season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
Pick the correct soil to get the best results. Fertilizer can enrich the soil to make it more viable. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. Many Cooperative Extension offices will provide this service, and it is well worth knowing exactly what the soil needs to avoid ruining a crop or two.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. A hardy perennial addition to your garden, bulbs will continue to delight every year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
As fall arrives, it is the time to prepare for planting fall edibles. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a horticulture spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. You are prepared to plant after this is done.
When you mow your lawn, do not mow it close to the ground. Cutting your grass at a taller height allows grass roots to grow deeper and stronger, which helps lessen the chance of your lawn drying out easily. Short grass is more prone to getting dried out and turning brown.
If you want a strange, yet successful, green answer to getting rid of weeds, boil them to death. Boiling water is a safe herbicide which won’t damage your garden or your body. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. This can cause enough damage to the roots of any plant to kill it.
As discussed earlier, there are many benefits to growing your garden with natural and organic methods. This opens up a world of possibilities for your flowers, vegetables and herbs. Apply the tips you just read to start your garden to save money and eat healthier foods.