Organic gardening is an interesting hobby and helps you get in touch with nature. You want to grow healthy and non-contaminated food that can be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. How hard can it be, right? Read on for suggestions on what you will need to start gardening like a pro.
Biennials and annuals are great if you would like to better your flower bed. 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. They are very helpful when trying to fill in gaps between shrubs and perennials in an area that is sunny. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Use climbers if you want to cover any fences or walls. Many climbers can cover the wall or fence in as little as one growing season. They can also grow through existing shrubs or trees, or be trained to cover an arbor. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Reliable varieties include clematis, honeysuckle, wisteria, jasmine and climbing roses.
Choose the right soil for best results. The type of plants you’re planning to grow will determine the type of soil you need, and whether the soil will or will not be adapted. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. Have a soil analysis completed so you can know what you need to add to have soil which will fully support your garden. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
An excellent garden shouldn’t begin from plants. They should begin from seeds. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Packaging materials for many plants utilize plastics that are not recyclable, so avoid these containers and choose instead to sow your garden with seeds or utilize organic pots.
If you want your children to enjoy your organic garden, plant some tasty strawberries. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
Successful organic gardening incorporates quite a few elements, such as patience, knowledge and nature. The rewards are healthy, delicious foods without the harsh chemicals of today’s corporate farming practices. If you do the hard work and take the time, you will learn the ropes of organic gardening.