For some people organic gardening is a fun, relaxing pastime, whereas for others it can be a major headache. The following suggestions will guide you on how to be a very successful organic gardener.
When planting perennials, seek out those that are resistant to slugs. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. Certain perennials that don’t have tough leaves are especially tasty to snails and slugs. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Some of these plants include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, hellaborus, and heuchera.
There’s no need for chemical intervention if you discover powdery mildew on leaves. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray this onto your plants about once per week or until it subsides. Do not worry about your plants; the baking soda cannot harm them.
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They can be trained to grow over an arbor, or through trees and shrubs that are already in the garden. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
Plant bulbs if you want spring and summer flowers. Bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow and are hardy perennials that return each year. Plant bulbs that will bloom at various intervals to ensure beautiful flowers are growing in your garden all year long.
When fall is here, you need to plant autumn edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! When you have finished cutting and cleaning the pumpkin, spray it with some liquid that will stave off wilting to keep it from rotting. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
If your landscape includes low-growing plants, you should invest in a set of knee pads specifically designed for gardening. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Pour boiling water over the weeds to kill them, but make sure not to pour the water over any plants you don’t want to kill. Boiling water kills weeds by destroying their roots. Weeds won’t be able to survive, never mind grow, with damaged weeds.
As is evident by the information in this article, organic gardening involves much more than one might initially think. Your hard work will pay off once your garden grows and you can eat healthy vegetables. Utilizing the advice provided in this article will definitely help you improve your organic gardening techniques.