Many people turn to organic horticulture because they are worried about the long-term toxic effects of the many commercial fertilizers and pesticides, on both their health and the environment. There is also the fact that maintaining an organic garden is inexpensive. Below are some great tips to assist you grow to be the organic gardener that you hope to be.
Look for the variants of a plant that offer the highest yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. With a permanent marker, note pertinent measurements on the tool handle. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
When fall arrives, it’s time to plant your autumn vegetables. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Once you’ve done that, you can plant!
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. You can also try to offend the cats sense of smell with orange rinds or mothballs.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Coffee grounds add acidity to the soil and are very cheap. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. Boiling water can hurt the roots of weeds and can prevent them from growing.
Use fertilizer for maximum planting success. Manure helps your plants grow. Make sure you use a product that is commercially composted so you don’t risk adding pathogens to your garden. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. They will provide a splash of color in the drab and dreary winter months when a lot of other plants have lost their colors. Other plants that boast of winter berries include: Holly, Snowberry and Winterberry.
Pest control is one of the hardest things about growing a vegetable garden. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. To safely keep your garden pest-free, keep a sharp eye out. When you catch a potential infestation early, the solution may be as simple as picking the pests off of your plants with your fingers.
To deter meddlesome dogs from destroying your garden, you should use heavily scented substances around the perimeter. You can even use perfume! Using this will cover up the odors that your dog likes and will cut down on the intrigue of your landscaping for your furry friend.
To create a beautiful English garden use various plants and differing plant heights in one flower bed. Using plants which grow to the same length or height will make your bed look uniform.
Planting organic strawberries is a great way to encourage your children to get involved. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. In addition, you will notice more wildlife that congregates around your garden. You can be one with nature! Start planning your garden today.
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