Successful organic horticulture requires the use of some particular methods and techniques. You can build your garden as soon as you do some basic fundamental research.
Clay is naturally hard, and can can stick to a shovel making it frustrating to work with. Rub a thin layer of floor or car wax over the surface of the shovel, and then buff the surface using a clean cloth. This will make shoveling in clay soil easier. By waxing the shovel head, the clay will not be able to adhere to the surface.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Good choices in this category are plants such as achillea, campanula, and euphorbia. Heuchera and helleborus also work well.
Plant a variety of annuals, biennials and perennials to keep your flower beds bright. Fast growing biennials and annuals can enliven a flower bed while letting you change up the look each season and year. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Choose the right soil for best results. You should choose your soil depending on the plants that you are going to plant. You can designate one area of your garden to use one specific type of soil.
Divide your irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. Uproot bulbous irises if the flowers have wilted. If you split the bulbs that you pull up, and replant them, they will bloom the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Set your cuttings into the ground right away.
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. You might end up damaging your plants or getting a skin irritation. Always follow packaging directions to ensure your body’s safety.
Invest in a kneeling stool, and a wheelbarrow to work in the garden. It is important to protect your knees when you are kneeling in the garden, and a foam kneeling pad will help with that. Because gardening means transporting a lot of heavy things, a wheelbarrow will also come in handy.
While anybody can plant a few seeds, only people who’ve educated themselves can create an amazing, thriving organic garden. Use the tips provided here for organic horticulture.