One of the smartest things you can do for you and your diet is to start an organic garden. For best results, however, you need to put in the right amount of effort. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
If you work with clay soil, you have probably found using a shovel very frustrating and exhausting. Rubbing wax on the shovel prior to digging can kick this challenge to the curb. This will keep the soil from sticking, and prevent rusting of the tool.
Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. These types of plants can climb anything, which makes them perfect for covering up a wall or fence that needs to be hidden. You may also be interested in training them over an arbor or trellis. You can also grow them among existing landscape trees and plants. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. You can be sure that varieties such as climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle will grow very well.
When winter arrives, you can save some plants by placing them in your home. Perhaps save the most resistant or expensive plants. Dig carefully around the roots and transfer the plants to a pot.
To get the best results, you must use the right soil. The soil may have to be adapted, depending on what types of plants you’re planning for the garden. You can simply use one type of soil to make an artificial area.
Both cat grass and wheat grass are good for giving your errant feline pause. You may also place something offensively smelly atop the soil, like citrus peel or mothballs.
Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This can help your veggies and greens look more vibrant and taste better!
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Tender shrubs are very sensitive to cold weather, especially those that are planted in pots. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
So, as you have seen, it is true that organic gardening requires research, work, and effort to start growing your own organic plants. In addition, it’s true that you must be consistent if you want to see results. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.