Organic gardening will require some extra research and active avoidance of chemicals. If you plan on doing it naturally, you probably need to know certain things, such as natural bug-fighting concoctions and the soil’s pH balance. It can be hard for a rookie to grow organic. By reading the tricks in this article, you will find yourself better prepared to grow your food organically.
Gradually acclimate plants to temperature changes and conditions, if you want to avoid shocking them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
When choosing plants, pick those that produce a high yield. Frequently, a hybrid plant will produce a higher yield because of its disease-resistant properties.
Plant annuals and biennials to make your flower beds brighter. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. Some examples include sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, hollyhocks, cosmos, and rudbeckia.
Be sure to get rid of the weeds growing in your garden. Weeds and gardens do not mix; they will destroy your garden. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Putting white vinegar on your plants gets rid of much of the need to pull out the weeds.
Sometimes the soil you want to use for your garden has a high alkaline content. Combine coffee grounds with the soil to reduce this. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. You will discover that your vegetables are more flavorful than ever before.
If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. Pea seeds germinate better indoors. The seedling sprouts will be heartier, giving them a better chance to grow into a healthy adult plant capable of rebuffing diseases. You can transplant the seedlings outside after they are sturdy enough.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.