If you invest your time in doing organic gardening properly, the results are obvious. It demonstrates that you are concerned about the environment as well as the health of your plants. This is a valuable attitude. Improvement to any skill can always be achieved, and this skill set is no different. There are tips below to help you with this.
Don’t underestimate perennials in making your gardening life easier. Perennials will continue to come back every year and will only require minimal maintenance such as weeding and fertilizing. You’ll save time by not having to plant and care for seedlings or starts. Different perennials will perform better in different climates, but sorrel greens and horseradish should work almost anywhere.
Know what grows in your region. When you see the wide variety of seed packets offered online, it is easy to get sucked into the idea of growing everything and anything! In reality, though, only some of them may flourish in your regional environment. Study up on your region and what crops can survive.
Don’t assume that insects are to blame for all plants ailments. There are many things that can affect the health of a plant. The PH of the water you are using, the location of the plant (under shade vs direct sun), the amount of soil in the pot and several other reasons can be a determining factor.
Did you know that a tablespoon of powdered milk sprinkled around your rose bushes early in the season can help to prevent fungus growth on your beautiful flowers later in the spring? If you prefer to use a spray, you might try diluting some skim milk and spraying the plant leaves. The lower fat content in skim milk reduces the chance that it will turn rancid.
Try to ensure your plants are dry and have enough air, daily! Excess moisture on a plant will invite unwanted parasites or diseases to the plant. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. It is possible to control fungi with sprays, but the key is to treat your garden before any problems arise.
Make sure the hole you plant for a tree or shrub is at least three times wider than the root ball of the seedling. Most of the root system of a tree or shrub is found in the top foot of the soil. Planting a seedling in a small hole will result in slower growth and failure to thrive.
If you don’t have someone to water your plants while you’re out of town, build a homemade watering device! Simply make a small hole in the bottom of a jug, block the hole, and then fill it with water. Place the jug near the base of the plant and remove whatever is blocking the hole. This will slowly give your plant the water it needs while you’re away.
You already have the products, the tools and the skills to get those organic gardens going. You’ve come to the right place! These suggestions can help beginners get started, and can give experienced gardeners more techniques to work from. You can always benefit from learning! Hopefully you have found at least one new strategy to utilize in your organic garden.