Every day, more and more people are learning the benefits of organic gardens. By using the advice below, you will be able to get started in organic gardening and create a thriving and beautiful garden. Follow our tips and reap the rewards.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. You can discourage snails and slugs from eating your perennials by choosing plants with tougher or distasteful foliage. Consider planting these varieties of perennials to discourage slugs and snails from eating your flowers. Euphorbia and achillea are examples of slug-proof perennials.
Healthy soil will be your best defense against the pests that can invade your garden. Healthy soil leads to healthy plants with more strength to deflect those insects and various diseases. So give your garden a kick start by beginning with a healthy batch of natural and organic soil.
There are home solutions available to combat the powdery mildew you may find on your plants. A great home remedy is to mix baking soda with water and a little bit of liquid soap. This solution can be sprayed onto your plants once per week until the problem is resolved. Baking soda treats the mildew effectively and gently and it won’t damage your plants.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Think about saving your resistant plants or the expensive ones. When you dig up the plant, carefully avoid the roots then place it in a container.
Your vegetable garden should get at least six hours of sun daily. This allows the vegetables to grow quickly and healthily. This is true for flowers as well.
Make a plan for your garden. Use this to remind you where certain things were planted, later when they start sprouting. This is important, because different plants require different care.
Think about berry-producing trees that are green year round for your garden. This gives your garden a bit of a “splash” of color, even in winter when everything is nearly colorless. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Allow your children to assist with the work to be done in your organic garden. You can provide a good learning experience that your children can appreciate the more they learn on how to grow healthy produce.
Try using aspirin water for fighting plant diseases. Dissolve one and one-half aspirins into two gallons of cold water, and use it to fortify your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin solution to help your plants fight disease. Apply this solution to your plants every few weeks.
As mentioned earlier, it will take time and effort to achieve the goals you have for your organic garden. Patience will be required. Following the suggestions outlined above should help you get your organic garden off the ground more effectively. This advice can help you achieve success regardless of what you choose to plant in your garden.