There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
If your plants have a powdery mildew, don’t use expensive chemicals on them. All you need to do is mix baking soda with a tiny bit of liquid soap in with some water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
Remove your garden’s weeds! If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar can kill weeds! So, use a spray solution of white vinegar if you are tired of pulling those weeds by hand.
When dealing with any type of seeds in gardening, it’s important that you soak them overnight in a cool, dark location. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. This increases the chances of survival for the seeds.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Plant the container in the ground, but its walls will hold those roots captive, and will prevent the plant from engulfing your garden!
Divide your irises. Overgrown clumps of irises can be divided up to increase your numbers of this lovely flower. Pick up bulbous irises after the foliage dies. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
There are natural materials, and you can also use other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Insects also avoid shrubs and trees that are mulched with wood ash. These methods remove the need for harsh chemical pesticides.
Learn the best harvest time for each vegetable. Different veggies have different windows of time in which they should be picked; it is during this period that the vegetable is most flavorful. Some vegetables are best when fully ripe and others taste better when harvested early in their development. Tomatoes, though, are tastiest when they have been allowed to ripen on the vine as long as possible. Research the best time to pick your produce.
A garden can be grown by anyone, but in order to have a garden that produces the best crops, proper gardening knowledge is needed. Use the organic tips in this article.