There are so many natural alternatives available to you if you want to turn your garden organic. You can build your garden as soon as you do some basic fundamental research.
If you see mildew that is powdery, stay away from expensive chemicals to treat it. Try mixing a little liquid soap with some baking soda in water. You just need to spray your plants with this solution once every five days until the mildew is no longer visible. Baking soda is not harmful to your plants and will take care of the issue as well as any other treatment.
While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. Stink bugs prefer peppers, beans, tomatoes, and various varieties of fruits. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Keep your fragile shrubs protected from the winter weather. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Try to tie the tops all together and cover them with a sheet, large piece of cloth, or blanket. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
Be sure to split the irises. The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Rhizomes should be divided using a knife. Get rid of the center and keep the new pieces you cut from the outside. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant each one immediately.
There are many natural substances that are effective for warding off unwanted visitors. Planting marigolds or onions around the border of your vegetable garden will help repel slugs. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. By utilizing these methods, you will not have to apply chemical pesticides on your vegetation.
Aid them by dumping any leftover water from steaming vegetables over them. You should also try using a bit of coffee grounds or tea to increase the acidity of the soil for your gardenias or your rhododendrons. Chamomile tea is a good remedy against fungus.
Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. Broad-spectrum pesticides not only kill pests, but also “good” bugs like ground beetles that eat pests. These helpful bugs are usually more sensitive to the chemicals than the pests, so if you find yourself in a situation where the good bugs are dying out, you can expect the pest problem to grow. If this happens, you just fuel an expanding cycle of needing even more pesticides.
Anyone may plant gardens, but only those who are knowledgeable can get more out of their planted crops. Put this advice to work for you.