Organic gardening is an activity that a lot of households want to do and think about, but never tackle. Some may feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done in order to create an organic garden. If you are interested in learning more about organic gardening methods in a simple and straightforward manner, keep reading.
Plant seeds in pots that have a rich soil to give them a strong start. This insures that the plants will grow and thrive into adulthood. It also allows you to tighten up the time periods between plantings. When you take out the prior set of adult plants, your seedlings will then be prepared to go in.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Notable collections include sunflower, marigold, hollyhock, rudbeckia, cosmos, and petunia.
Use climbing vines or plants to cover fences and walls. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Prior to planting anything in your garden, check your soil. For a tiny fee, a soil analysis may be done, and based on the results, the soil can support a growing garden by you enriching it as necessary. Before you ruin any crops, make sure you do this. Soil can be analyzed at a lot of cooperative extension offices, so make sure you plan accordingly.
Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. If you have tender shrubs in pots, they need to be protected in the cold weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
Give peas a head start by sprouting them indoors. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. You will also have hardy seedlings that will be able to resist disease and pests much better. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
When you keep in mind the tips, tricks and advice in this article, the prospect of organic gardening should not seem so fearful. Incorporate the knowledge you have gained here and apply it to your own garden, and soon you will have a kitchen filled with delicious meals.