Organic gardening has gained popularity from people who no longer wish to consume produce that has been treated with chemicals and pesticides, which can damage the environment and a person’s health. Organic gardening is also cheap and requires very little equipment. These tips will get you right into the swing of organic gardening and improve your skill in no time.
Keeping your garden soil rich and healthy is the best way to discourage garden pests. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. High-quality soil that is low on chemicals is key. It’s the first thing you should think about when planning on growing your garden.
In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. More CO2 generally produces more luxurious plant growth. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. When it is exposed to high carbon dioxide levels, a plant has the best growing condition possible.
Try dividing the irises. Increase your iris stocks by dividing your overgrown clumps. 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. Divide up the rhizomes with a knife. Throw out the center and cut pieces on the outside that are new. Make sure that every cutting contains a viable offshoot. All that is left to do is immediately replant the pieces you have created and let the cycle begin anew.
Fertilize your garden. Use commercially composted products in your garden to help your plants grow. This will reduce the chance of pathogens. Although there are plenty of fertilizer choices, don’t be concerned with which one you use; just be sure to use one.
Don’t use broad-spectrum pesticides in the garden. These kinds of pesticides kill the helpful insects that destroy the pests. Beneficial insects are more susceptible to toxic pesticides than their annoying counterparts, so a broad-spectrum pesticide could kill all of the good bugs first, allowing the population of bad pests to multiply. As a result, gardeners often have to resort to using more toxic pesticides to get rid of garden pests.
If you have problems keeping the dog out of the garden, spray things like aftershave, perfume or other scents on the grass surrounding the garden. Using this will cover up the odors that your dog likes and will cut down on the intrigue of your landscaping for your furry friend.
If you follow these advice on organic gardening, you will be able to have a productive, toxic-free, healthy garden in the future. You should expect to see more wildlife inhabiting your garden as your garden works more with nature.