Many people are finding out how great it is to have an organic garden. With the use of our simple advice, you will quickly learn how to get started with a thriving organic garden of your own. Use what you read and get down to work!
Utilize your garden tool handles as convenient makeshift rulers. Tools with long handles, such as rakes, hoes, and shovels can be converted into handy measuring sticks. Lay the handles onto the floor and place a measuring tape beside them. Label the distances using a permanent marker. When you are at work in the garden, you will always have a handy measuring device on each and every tool.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
To achieve the best growing results, plants need sufficient carbon dioxide. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. The best way to obtain a saturated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) is to use a greenhouse. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You could also repel your pet by planting rosemary or placing citrus fruit peels around your garden.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables need at least that much sun exposure to grow properly. Some flowers are especially sun-loving as well.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. The safest herbicide that you can use in your garden is a simple pot of boiling water. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Read instructions on new gardening chemicals and tools before you use them. Irritation of the skin or even more serious injuries are possible if you ignore manufacturer’s directions. Keep your body safe and follow directions.
Another way to help them grow is by watering them with the liquid that is left from cooking vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. Chamomile tea is effective in combating a fungus problem within your garden.
You have to be patient to create a perfect organic garden. The next time your are working in your garden, see if there may be an opportunity to test a few of these tips. Regardless of which plants you want to grow, you will be successful if you learn more about gardening and apply what you learn.