The main reason people decide to go organic when gardening is that they think commercial chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers, may degrade soil quality, harm the environment and cause long-term damage to their personal health. Organic gardening is also cheaper; you don’t have to spend as much money on tools and equipment. Read on for some advice about how to work in your organic garden.
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. The seeds will get the hydration they need to start growing. The seeds will then have a greater chance at lasting and blossoming.
Try growing some cat grass or wheat grass in the vicinity of the plants that your cat likes to eat. Additionally, use your cat’s keen sense of smell to your advantage. Citrus fruit peels and mothballs both smell horrible to cats, so put them on the soil near the plants your cat likes to eat.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. If you have excess moisture, this can attract bugs or diseases. A common parasite found in the plant kingdom is fungi. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
By implementing the advice that is in this article, you can expect to have a healthy, toxic free, productive garden in the very near future. You should expect to see more wildlife inhabiting your garden as your garden works more with nature.