Although many people like the idea of planting an organic garden, few of them actually carry through with this desire. It can seem like a daunting task to learn all that it takes to have a successful garden the natural way. You can prevent that from holding you back, and find renewed passion for your horticulture activities, by reading the easy tricks and simple tips in the article below.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Coat and buff the digging end of the shovel with automobile wax to make digging easier. Not only will the clay slide off the surface, but it will keep the end from rusting.
Don’t cut your grass too short! If you leave your grass a bit longer, the roots can grow deeper. This results in a lawn that is stronger and less likely to dry out. Short grass on the other hand is more susceptible to drying out.
The best gardens start with seeds, as opposed to plants. Planting seeds is the most eco-friendly way to start a new garden. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
When it comes to harvesting your vegetables, know when the optimal time is to do so. Different vegetables have different, ideal times that they should be picked for best flavor. Harvesting zucchini is best done when they are small and baby peas should be harvested when they are young. On the contrary, tomatoes shouldn’t be picked from the vine until they are ripe as can be. Remember that the vegetables will taste best if you harvest them at the proper time.
The nutrients from vegetables can help. If you steam your vegetables, you can pour the remaining water around them. Some plants, such as gardenias, azaleas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for proper growth. Increase the acidity of your soil by adding coffee grounds and unused tea bags. If you find that you have a fungus problem, try sprinkling some chamomile tea on your plants.
Always dress appropriately when horticulture in order to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. There are many ways to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays such as wearing sunglasses, sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats. Protecting yourself from the sun is the best way to prevent sunburns and skin cancer.
Once you know more about organic horticulture, getting started should not be so intimidating. Put this information to work for you in your organic garden and soon your kitchen will have an abundance of fresh, all natural and delicious produce.