Organic horticulture can help you to landscape in environmentally safe ways. It can also provide you with healthy foods to eat. Why not consider producing your own organically grown produce? Read the following article to find out more about organic gardening.
Trying to shovel through clay soil can be extremely difficult and tiresome. To ease the digging, apply some car wax or floor wax to the head of the shovel and buff. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. The annuals and biennials are usually fast growing because they only last one season, and this will let you change the garden every season for a nice change of pace. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Some of these that you might consider are petunias, marigolds and sunflowers. If those are not flowers you like, you can also try cosmos, holyhocks or rudbeckias.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
Your soil needs to be of good quality before you start a garden. Soil analysis costs a little money, but the report can inform you how to enrich your soil and open the door to a lush garden. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
It is very important to keep the weeds from taking over in your garden. Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. Try using white vinegar to get rid of weeds. White vinegar is a weed killer! Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Put some seeds (a small amount) in a container that isn’t too large for the plant you’ll be growing. Fill that container with water, almost to the top. When you do this, you hydrate your seeds and they can start growing. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables need at least that much sun for optimal growth speed. Some flowers also require direct sunlight for a portion of each day.
Plan your garden before you plant it. This will help you to remember where you planted the different plants when sprouts begin to shoot up from the ground. It can also aid in identifying the less prominent fledgling plants that lie withing a larger landscaped garden.
You will no longer have to purchase your produce. Use the tips featured above the next time you are in your garden, and in the not too distant future, you could be harvesting your very own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.
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