Organic gardening can either be a major headache, or a very relaxing hobby. Continue on for some good tips that will help you succeed in organic gardening.
If mildew is forming on your plants, you should not purchase an expensive chemical. Mix some baking soda and a very small amount of liquid soap into water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
Cover the fences and walls with climbers. Climbing foliage is a great way to disguise unsightly features on your property, sometimes in the span of just one season. 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 you plant will have to be tied off and supported, but others have no problem attaching themselves to any surface using their tendrils or twining stems Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Place a couple seeds in each container, then fill it close to full with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. This way, the seeds will have a much better shot at survival once they are planted.
Consider growing wheat grass or cat grass near the plants your cat enjoys eating. Alternatively, you can try putting mothballs, citrus peel or anything else with an odor that cats find distasteful in the soil surrounding the plants.
Using boiling water to kill weeds is both efficient and organic. Boiling water in a pot is a safe “herbicide.” Make sure to pour only on the weeds and to stay away from healthy vegetation. Weeds will usually stop growing if boiling water damages their roots.
Keep your garden fertilized. 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 can choose from many different fertilizers. Do not worry about the kind of fertilizer you end up using but definitely put down something.
Try placing evergreens that grow berries around your garden. These help to give your garden nice looking color, even during winter when most vegetation is colorless. Some evergreens that will provide winter color are the American Holly, Common Snowberry, American Cranberrybush, and the Winterberry.
As stated in the above article, many people do not realize how much more there is to organic gardening. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. Using the tips that you just learned you can improve your skills in organic gardening.