All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. All you need to do is gain a little knowledge, and then put it to good use.
Using a shovel in clay soil is a lot of work, not only is the clay hard, but it will stick to the shovel and make it twice as hard to handle. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The clay will no longer stick to the shovel, and this also helps to prevent other problems like rusting.
Choose higher yield plant varieties. Normally, hybrid plants that are disease-resistant and cold-tolerant have a greater yield than traditional varieties.
Use pots to start your plants, then transfer them to a garden when they become seedlings. Your plants will be more likely to survive if you do this. In addition, it lets you tighten the time in between plantings. After you remove the mature plants from your garden, you can immediately replace them with the seedlings and start the cycle over again.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. Many offices of Cooperative Extension will do a soil analysis, and it is important to know how to improve soil so that all crops can grow in it.
There are many natural substances that are effective for warding off unwanted visitors. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Using wood ash as mulch around the base of trees and shrub seedlings will also help keep away insect pests. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.
Pick a plant that will be a focal point. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. It can be anything, but oftentimes a plant that stands out from its neighbors will do the trick.
Try mixing various plants that have different heights to create an interesting garden setup. If you use plants of similar heights, the result will be pretty boring and uniform.
Avoid getting an infection by not allowing dirt and other chemicals to get into open wounds. Open wounds can easily get infected while horticulture because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. Bandages are available that will completely cover the cut so that this cannot happen.
Get more value from your property. Landscaping provides some of the best home improvement returns. Some plant investments can raise your resale value by 20% or more. Be sure to choose plants that will thrive in your yard, taking into account soil and climate conditions.
When planting seeds you should cover them with fine soil. Determine its depth by looking at the seed’s size and multiplying it by three. There are some seeds, however, that you should not cover at all, since they need sunlight to germinate. Examples of these are petunias and ageratum. If you’re not sure if your seeds need sunlight, you can find out online or through the seeds’ package.
Horticulture can not only be an excellent hobby for consuming time, but is great for saving money and aiding a healthy diet. You will learn how to care for you plants from planting the seeds to harvesting your delicious vegetables.
Check the roots of your plants. When you are purchasing tomato seedlings for your organic garden, you should watch out for lush green starts with bad root systems. The reason is because these particular starts will stay on the seedlings for weeks, which will not allow the seedlings to grow until these starts are gone.
Horticulture can be done by anyone, but only those armed with the proper information can get the most from their organic garden. Put these organic gardening tips to use.
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