To be successful in organic gardening, you need patience and persistence. A green thumb also helps considerably. When you enjoy this hobby, you often have a goal of growing healthier foods for your family to enjoy. However, organic horticulture obviously isn’t as easy as it might sound. The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. Using this method, you can remove the mature plants, then put the seedlings in their places.
The first thing you can do to ward off garden pests is to ensure you are using healthy soil in your garden. Healthy soil equals healthy plants and healthy plants can fight off diseases with ease. For the most vigorous and healthy plants, start with high-quality soil, and stay away from chemicals. These can accumulate salts over time.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. 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 the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. The plants will be healthier, leading to more delicious home-grown veggies.
Be careful how you water your garden. A soaker hose can save valuable time by watering all of your plants simultaneously, removing the need for hauling a watering can or hose around to each plant. Keep water pressure on your hose low so you don’t harm fragile plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! This will work to mask any scent that is attracting dogs, and will make the garden a much less interesting place to for dogs to be.
Let your children be involved in your organic horticulture efforts. Gardens are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and working side by side with them can strengthen the bond that you have.
The hobby of organic gardening will take dedication, patience and a little bit of help from Mother Nature. It is a hobby that uses the land to grow something delicious. If you are willing to put in the effort and if you follow the tips, you can become a great organic gardener.