Organic horticulture has gained popularity from people who no longer wish to consume produce that has been treated with chemicals and pesticides, which can damage the environment and a person’s health. Also, organic horticulture can save you a lot of money. Read on to learn a few tips if you are thinking about growing your own organic garden.
Learn how to properly lay sod. Before laying the sod, have your soil prepared. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Then lay the sod in staggered rows so the joints are offset. Pat your sod to form an even and flat surface, fill any gaps with some soil. For the best results, you need to water the sod every day for a two week period. After this time the sod will have rooted into the soil and can be now walked on.
Pick your plants with an eye to maximize the yield you can get. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
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. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda is safe for use on your plants and is a gentle, but effective way to care for your plants.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
Take the time to remove weeds. Weeds will cause your garden to become overgrown and cluttered. A great way to get rid of them is to use white vinegar. Weeds can be killed by white vinegar! By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Vegetable plants should be planted where they can benefit from a minimum of six hours of sunlight every day. Most vegetables need that much sun to grow rapidly and successfully. Some flowers also require direct sunlight for a portion of each day.
Peas have a better chance of survival when their seeds are started indoors as opposed to outside, exposed to the elements. When the plants are started inside, the seeds will have an easier time germinating. They will also be healthier and hardier, allowing them to better resist pests and disease. You will be able to transfer the seedlings outdoors after they become better established.
Utilizing the advice provided in this article in your organic gardening efforts will produce great results. You will quickly see your garden becoming more productive and healthy, while being free of toxins. When your garden works with nature, you will also be able to notice an increase in the number of wildlife inhabiting your garden.