For some people organic gardening is a fun, relaxing pastime, whereas for others it can be a major headache. The following advice will show you how to grow an organic garden successfully.
You don’t need a costly chemical solution to deal with powdery mildew in your garden. Mix a bit of liquid soap and some baking soda into water. You then want to spray this mixture on your plants one time a week until you notice the mildew disappear. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
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 around roots carefully before transferring to a pot.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. Depending on what type of plants you have, your soil may or may not be adapted. You can also make an artificial plot with just one type of soil.
If you have a vegetable garden, it is crucial they are kept in a spot with at least six hours of sun each day. Many of the vegetables need a lot of sun, so they can grow right and at a faster pace. The same can be said for some flowers.
Knee pads are a gardener’s friend when caring for plants low to the ground. If you spend a large portion of your gardening session on your knees, it could create pain over time. Cushion your knees with a pair of gardening knee pads.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. A pot full of boiling water is an effective herbicide, yet it is, chemically speaking, completely harmless. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. The roots of the weeds are damaged by the boiling water which, in turn, inhibits further growth.
Start your garden by planting seed in small pots. Planting seeds is the most eco-friendly way to start a new garden. Many of the plastics used for gardening simply end up going in the trash and clogging land fills. An environmentally-friendly garden is started with seeds or plants grown in organic pots.
Natural materials or some other plants can be used in your garden for keeping away pests. Plant marigolds or onions around other vegetables to keep slugs away from them. Wood ash, when used as mulch, can help keep insects away from trees and shrubs. Natural remedies, like the ones listed, will help reduce the need and usage of harsh chemical pesticides.
As illustrated above, there is more to becoming a successful organic gardener than most people first imagine. It requires patience and work, but it’s worth it to have a successful organic garden. If you take the information in this piece to heart, you will soon have an effective arsenal of organic gardening techniques.