Useful ideas for gardening

Useful Information For The Novice Organic Gardener

 

 

Organic gardening is a movement that is rapidly gathering satisfied followers. With these tips, you can learn fast about how to start your own organic garden. Use the tips and tricks here to help see great result in your new, environmentally-friendly organic garden.

The kind of soil you use will influence the results. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You could also isolate a certain area, and fill it with just one kind of soil.

Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds steal nutrients from plants, robbing a garden of its potential harvest. To help with weed destruction, use white vinegar. White vinegar can not only kill the weeds, it’s also a non-toxic spray that won’t harm pets or people. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.

Soak your seeds in a dark spot during the overnight hours. Put a few seeds in a small container and fill it near to the top with water. This will give your seeds a good start by making sure they have plenty of water, which they need to sprout. This way, the seeds you have planted will have some chance of growing.

Tempt your cat away from the plants he has been bothering by planting catnip or wheat grass near them. It may also work to add citrus peelings or mothballs to the soil of the plants, because the odor is unpleasant to cats.

Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. 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.

A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is a very safe alternative to other potent herbicides. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. If you pour the water near your plants, it will kill the roots.

Make sure to water your garden properly. Put down the watering can or garden hose, and spread out a time-saving soaker hose instead. Keeping the water pressure low on your soaking hose will help avoid harm to tender plants. Allow it to water your plants for a couple of hours, so that you are free to do other things.

To attract insects that will benefit your garden, plant heather. Bees are attracted to heather, and they can bring a source of nectar early in the spring. If your heather bed is undisturbed, as it would be in nature, many beneficial insects will make it their home. With this knowledge at hand, it is in your best interest to wear gloves when tending the heather.

Perfecting an organic garden is as simple as committing a little time, and being patient. Use what you learned today, and apply it to your garden to see how much of a difference it makes. No matter what you decide to grow, by using the above tricks you are sure to succeed.