Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. Also, organic gardening is quite cheap on the whole. This article provides several useful tips that will help you improve your organic gardening techniques.
Always allow your plants to adapt gradually to any changes in light conditions, temperatures or soils, if you do not, you might shock them and cause them to die. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Gradually increase the the time they spend outside over a one week period. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Choose perennials that slugs are not attracted to. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very quickly. They often enjoy feeding on perennials with very smooth and tender leaves. Young plants are a special favorite of theirs. Perennials that are unappetizing in taste, or that have hardened and hairy leaves, are not a favorite of slugs or snails. Selecting an unappetizing perennial, such as campanula or heuchera, will help stop them from being eaten.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. A soil analysis is inexpensive and can be used to figure out which nutrients should be added to provide a healthy garden environment. A lot of cooperative extension offices can provide this service to you and it is worth knowing what you need to do in order to avoid ruining your plants.
Yes, you really have to weed. Weeds can kill a precious garden. White vinegar can be used as a natural herbicide. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. Most bulbs are extremely hearty and grow easily. They also come back year after year. Different bulbs bloom at various times, so choosing appropriately, you may have blooms early spring to later summer.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Keep your plants dry and aerated daily. Damp leaves can lead to plant disease and parasites. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. You should notice more wildlife present in your garden if you use natural methods.