It can be confusing to buy the right equipment and fully understand an organic garden. There are a lot of different kinds of seeds you can choose from. Read on for a handful of tips and tricks for nurturing your garden with an organic approach.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Snails and slugs can do irreparable damage to your garden in a single night. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Some perennials, however, leave a bad taste in slugs’ mouths or are difficult to chew through because their leaves aren’t tender. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Notable biennials and annuals include marigold, sunflowers, hollyhock, petunia, and cosmos.
If powdery mildew appears on your plants, don’t purchase expensive chemical solutions. Combine a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda with water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. This solution is perfectly safe for your plants and gently treats mildew in a short amount of time.
Transfer your favorite plants inside so they survive the winter. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is essential to the growth of plants because of its role in photosynthesis. When exposed to high levels of CO2, most types of plants will grow better. The best way to get higher CO2 for your plants is to grow them in a greenhouse. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
Separate irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. You should split up rhizomes by utilizing a blade. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Do this cutting beside your garden bed, so that you can place your new groupings into the ground immediately.
Starting an organic garden helps make your diet better, and understanding the different options for your garden can help you be even more successful. Start with the tips above to grow the best possible organic garden for your family.