In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Shoveling soil that is mostly clay can be difficult because of the hardness of the soil, and because it sticks to the shovel. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The wax will prevent any rusting, and the shovel will cut through the soil with great ease.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Perennials with hairy leaves or bitter taste are unattractive to snails and slugs, keeping them safe from harm. Examples of these slug-proof plant varieties include achillea, euphorbia, and helleborus, to name a few.
When winter comes around, save some plants by putting them in the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Soak the seeds and store in a dark area overnight. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. The water will hydrate the sends, giving them a head start once you plant them. The seeds will most likely have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
If you are looking for an all-natural, organic way to weed your garden, consider “boiling off” the weeds. The safest herbicide that you can probably find is a cup of boiling water. Pour hot water right on the weeds, but do not get any on your plants. Boiling water damages the weed roots and will inhibit future growth.
Controlling pests can be quite challenging when trying to grow a healthy, hardy vegetable garden. Avoid using a bunch of harsh chemical pesticides in your garden. Don’t forget you intend on eating these vegetables. One way to control horticulture pests is to be vigilant. When you see bugs, remove them by hand before they have a chance of spreading.
Give them a boost by watering them with the cooled water that is left after steaming vegetables. You may fertilize the soil with tea or coffee for plants that favor acidic environments, like rhododendrons and gardenias. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.
Don’t use pesticides that aren’t meant to kill specific types of garden pests. These strong pesticides are non-selective, killing beneficial insects as well as pests. Useful insects are more sensitive to these pesticides than the pests, so by killing them, you could be growing your pest population. This may then lead to using even more pesticides to eliminate this new problem.
Add aspirin to your plants to help them fight sickness. To add the aspirin to the plant, dissolve about one tablet and a half into approximately two gallons of fresh water. The solution can then be used to spray the entire plant, and will offer protection naturally. The spray ought to be applied approximately every three weeks.
After you have read these suggestions, you can understand what you need to do to be a wonderful organic gardener. Take the tips you have learned here and apply them to your efforts. Use the tips here, do some further research, and try a few ideas of your own. You can enjoy a lovely organic garden quicker than you think.
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