The hobby of organic gardening requires both a green thumb and a great deal of patience. It’s a fun activity that will allow you to enjoy nutritious food that’s free of pesticides. You might think this sounds complicated or expensive. Keep reading to learn what you can do to make your garden succeed.
Your plants need to adapt and must be gradually introduced to changes in temperature or condition. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Over one week, gradually build up the amount of hours you leave the plants outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
Choose plants that will give you the most yield at harvest time. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Consider planting slug-proof perennials. Snails and slugs can destroy plants in just one night. These pests gravitate to young perennials with smooth, tender, thin leaves. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Some of examples of these are achillea, heuchera, campanula, helleborus, and euphorbia.
All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. The majority of plants grow much better when CO2 levels are at their highest. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
Fall edibles are a wonderful addition to your garden. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Ensuring your plants are both dry and aerated is a great way to keep them healthy. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. A common parasite to plants is fungi. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Protect the soil around your vegetable plants with an inch or two of organic mulch. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. Mulch will help a lot in preventing weeds from growing. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
Pest control is very difficult if you are dealing with your veggie garden. Since you are growing the vegetables for your own consumption, you want to stay away from pesticides. One way to control gardening pests is to be vigilant. If you catch them when there are only a few around, you can actually pick them off the plants by hand.
To keep dogs from disturbing your garden, spray some old aftershave, cologne, perfume or other strongly-scented products in the dirt or grass surrounding it. This can help mask any scents which attract animals so pets will now avoid the garden.
Asprin will actually help your plants out by killing diseases. Crush and dissolve one and one-half 325mg tablets in two full gallons of plain water. Spray this mixture onto your plants. Give your plants a spray of the aspirin-water mixture about one time every three weeks.
If you have a high priority for sustainability in your organic gardening, try leaving a corner of the property undeveloped as a mini wildlife refuge. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
To garden properly in an organic fashion, requires a lot of patience, a lot of elbow grease and even more know-how. This is a great hobby that uses your land to grow food. If you follow these tips and put in a great effort, there is nothing stopping you from becoming a good organic gardener.