Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. You can bypass the supermarkets entirely if you grow organic produce yourself. This article will get you started with the knowledge you need construct your personal organic garden.
Plants that climb can hide fences and walls. Plants that climb are extraordinarily versatile, and can help hide an unsightly wall or fence, usually within one season. They can cover an arbor, or grow through trees and shrubs. Some must be tied onto a support, but a number of climbers attach to surfaces with twining stems or tendrils. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.
If you have a lot of low-growing plants to take care of in your garden, purchase gardening knee pads. Without pads, you may have pain in your knees from spending too much time kneeling on the hard ground. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Try to keep your plants aerated and dry, every day. Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. Proactively treat fungi through the use of fungicidal sprays and treatments.
Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. This can save you a lot of time and effort in pulling out the weeds.
Cooled water left over from steaming vegetables can be fed to them as a little snack. You can also acidify soil for rhododendrons, gardenias and more by using coffee or tea grounds. If you find that you have a fungus problem, try sprinkling some chamomile tea on your plants.
Sensibly water your garden. Use a soaker hose to save time so that you do not have to water each plant individually with a hose nozzle, or a watering can that needs to be refilled repeatedly. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Keep the water turned on for about two hours; while your plants are being watered, you will have time for other activities.
Don’t buy any more low-quality produce from the supermarket. Utilize the advice you’ve read in this article and start growing fruits and vegetables of your own.
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