Just about anyone can become an organic gardener. It’s a fun, relaxing hobby that has a lot of benefits. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. How can you become a better organic gardener? Start by reading the advice in this article.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. This causes the clay to slide rather than stick, and prevents rust as a side effect.
Produce Higher Yields
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. A disease-resistant hybrid plant can be a good option to consider over a more traditional variety due to its tendency to produce higher yields.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. 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.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
For the best results, select the right kind of soil. Depending on the types of plants you would like to grow, your garden’s soil might need to be amended with different substances to alter drainage, acidity and other charactheristics that make plants happy. It is also possible to set aside a portion of your garden to include just one type of soil.
If you want flowers in spring and summer, plant bulbs in the garden. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
You can plant wheat grass or cat grass near the plants that the cat eats. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.
Now that you’ve read this article, you may have a better understanding of why people enjoy organic gardening so much. Watching your garden grow can be a source of great pleasure and joy. These tips are your key to becoming a top-flight organic gardener.