Gardening is a complex process. If you choose to follow the natural gardening route, you may need to learn about factors, such as the soil’s pH balance and natural ways to fight off garden pests. An organic garden can be more than a little challenging for the novice. You won’t be a beginner for long if you put the tips you are about to learn to use.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Dig carefully around the roots, then transfer the plant into a pot.
If your garden requires a lot of low work, then save yourself some strain by investing in knee pads. You will spend a lot of time on your knees while gardening, which can result in knee pain. Using a pair of quality knee pads designed for gardening can provide your knees with cushioning and support, preventing any discomfort.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. Weed roots will suffer harm from boiling water, and this will probably stop them from growing more.
Do you enjoy fresh mint, but don’t like how they engulf your garden in their growth? Keep your mint growth under control by planting them in pots and/or garden containers. By using a separate containment unit, you are limiting the plant’s ability to spread its roots and subsequently grow like wildfire. You can even plant the entire pot so that it still looks just like another plant in your garden.
You should divide irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. Utilize a knife if you are trying to divide rhizomes. Cut new outside pieces and dispose of the center. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
Many people think the best green gardens start from seeds, rather than plants. This is a more sustainable way to start a garden. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.