Organic gardening is a rewarding hobby that anyone can enjoy, as long as they know what they’re doing. But for someone just starting out it can seem very overwhelming, and even a little bit intimidating. How then should someone who does not have any experience start getting involved with organic gardening? Reviewing the advice that follows would be a good place to begin!
So you don’t shock the plants, you should gradually get them use to a change in the temperature and conditions. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. After a week’s time, the plants should be fine staying outside.
You can use the wooden handles of your tools as measurement sticks. You can use shovels or rakes as measuring sticks. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Then, with a permanent marker, you want to label distances. Now when you go garden the next time, you’ll have a giant ruler at your command.
Don’t bother with expensive chemicals if your plants start to sport powdery mildew. Put a little baking soda and some dish soap in water. Spray this solution on plants once weekly until the mildew is gone. This mixture will not hurt your plants and it will eliminate the mildew slowly but efficiently.
Consider adding coffee grounds to your soil if it contains high levels of alkaline. Coffee grounds are an inexpensive way to increase the acid level in your soil. After doing so, you will notice that your greenery and garden will be colorful and fresh.
Divide your irises. Take clumps that have become overgrown and divvy them up into separate plants. After the foliage dies, pick up bulbous irises. The bulbs split in your hand, then you replant them, and they will most likely flower next year. For plants with rhizomes, use a knife to divide them. You can trim new pieces away from the outside of the bulbs and then simply throw the old center away. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
Be consistent with garden fertilization. Manure is very effective in helping plants grow, although it is important to use a commercially composted product to minimize the risk of pathogens. You must be sure to use some kind of fertilizer. There are many different combinations available for different uses.
This article should give you a good idea why organic gardening is a great activity. Working in your organic garden is a hobby that’s both relaxing and fun. Remember these tips to grow the perfect organic garden.