There are a number of methods available that will allow you to create your own thriving, healthy organic garden. All that is needed from you to have a great organic garden is to learn what they are, and to put them into practice.
Make garden tools do double duty as handy makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Put the handles down and measure them with a measuring tape. Mark the measurements with a permanent marker. When the need arises to measure something while in your garden, the measuring tool you need will literally be “on hand,” sketched into the handles of your tools.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Some dependable types include honeysuckle, clematis, jasmine, climbing roses, and wisteria.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Plants are more likely to thrive in environments where high levels of CO2 are present. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. It’s better for your garden, in particular, because transplants have high failure rates; whereas, sprouting a seed and growing a plant in the same conditions is better. Additionally, it’s better for the environment, because the plastic pots used by most greenhouses are generally not recycled and are cluttering landfills.
Don’t forget to use a good fertilizer in your garden. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
To create an English garden, combine a lot of different plants in the same garden. If plants have the same growth height, the bed will appear flat and not have much interest.
Include your children in your efforts to organic gardening. Gardens are a wonderful place for kids to learn, and working side by side with them can strengthen the bond that you have.
If you want a sustainable garden, leave a part of it undisturbed for wildlife to enjoy. Your cultivated garden spaces will benefit from the various insects and wildlife that will inhabit and pollinate the undeveloped space.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Put these organic gardening tips to use.