The processes involved in successfully horticulture can be complicated. If you choose to follow the natural horticulture route, you may need to learn about factors, such as the soil’s pH balance and natural ways to fight off garden pests. Organic horticulture is way harder than traditional horticulture for beginners. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Cautiously avoid the roots while digging, and put your plant into a perfectly sized pot.
Ensure you have the proper soil for the plants you have selected. Different types of plants require different soils, so check soil requirements for the ones you choose. You can also create an artificial area with only one kind of soil.
If you want your garden to blossom with flowers throughout the spring and summer, plant some bulbs in it. Planting and growing bulbs is very simple, and once planted the bulbs will grow for years. Choose from the variety of bulbs that bloom at various times of the growing season for a garden of color all spring and summer long.
Are fresh mint leaves something you love but cannot stand how quickly they grow all over your garden? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large horticulture pot instead. You have the option of planting the container with the plant to keep the roots from taking the garden over.
There are many natural substances that are effective for warding off unwanted visitors. Onions and marigolds can help to deter slugs. Insects can be deterred if you use wood ash instead of mulch around trees and shrub seedlings. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
Learn the proper way to handle chemicals, and the right way to use garden tools. Otherwise, you are likely to have skin irritations flare up, which can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Protect yourself and follow all instructions.
To help them out, try poring leftover water from steamed vegetables on them. Add coffee grounds or tea leaves to the soil of acid-loving plants like rhododendron and gardenia. If your garden has a fungus problem, a highly effective treatment method is to sprinkle it with chamomile tea.
Use only pesticides designed to kill the specific type of pest in your garden, and avoid the broad-spectrum kind. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Bugs that are good for your garden tend to be more susceptible to these types of pesticides, and using them could mean an increase in the pests you are actually trying to get rid of. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.