You probably know quite a bit about organic foods, whether you have read about them, or noticed them at your local supermarket. It is easy to spot organic products. These items are packaged in a different manner, and they typically cost much more. Continue on for some great organic gardening tips, so you can learn how to grow one at home.
A good way to ensure that your seeds sprout effectively is to start them in smaller pots and then transplant them once they reach the seedling stage. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. It also helps you make your planting times more frequent. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. These pests normally go after plants with thin little leaves and plants that have yet to fully mature. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
Use annuals and biennials to brighten your flower garden. These flowers grow quickly and can be planted at any time during the year. If you want to maintain a flower garden all year or you want to add new flowers to reflect the changing seasons, annuals and biennials are for you. In addition, they work well as gap fillers between other areas, as long as those areas receive plenty of sunlight. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
Yes, you really have to weed. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. Apply it full strength to any areas where weeds are a problem.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Specific types of bulbs usually bloom at specific times of the season, so if you make appropriate selections, you can be rewarded with blooms from the early part of spring to the later part of summer.
Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Place a couple of seeds in a tiny container, and fill it with water nearly to the top. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. This gives the seeds a better chance of flourishing.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.