You may find organic gardening to either be a source of great relaxation, or a frustratingly difficult enterprise. The following collection of tips will help you to become a savy organic gardener.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. A hybrid designed for your weather, and resistant to local diseases, will give a better yield than non-hybrids.
Starting off your garden with healthy soil can be the best defense against those pesky garden bugs. Healthy plants are naturally more resilient against pests and disease. To increase your garden’s likelihood of producing strong and healthy plants, use high-quality soil containing minuscule amounts of chemicals, which will eventually collect salts.
The correct soil can make a big difference in how your garden grows. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
Pre-soak seeds overnight in a dark place. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will give your seeds a healthy head start in the growth process. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Spread a little bit of organic mulch, around two inches worth, in and about each vegetable plant. The mulch will keep the soil around the plants moist a little longer. It will also prevent weeds from sprouting. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticidal products anywhere in your gardening area. While broad-spectrum pesticides will kill most pests, they will also kill helpful insects. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to strong pesticides than the insects you are actually trying to get rid of. This will lead you to end up killing off the good bugs in your garden, leaving the field wide open for the harmful ones. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.
Plant items with fall color. That doesn’t have to be it though. The foliage of autumn makes for perhaps the most colorful season of the year. There are a number of trees that provide exuberant displays of color, such as Dogwood, Beech and Maple. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Choose a specific plant to become your garden’s focal point. In any great garden design, a good focal point captures the eye. Usually this focal point is a luscious plant that is distinctly different from the plants and scrubs that surround it.
As this article has demonstrated, organic gardening is more complex than some may think. Organic gardens require much patience and hard work, but you can have a wonderfully beautiful organic garden. By using the tips and techniques found here, you can have a healthy, productive garden in no time.