In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. Put the plants outside in the sun for one to two hours in the beginning. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it out. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. A good plan can also help you to place each plant in the area that is most beneficial to them.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This method works better than covering your bushes in plastic, allowing air to circulate and preventing rotting.
You can prevent pests from invading your garden with certain plants and natural materials. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Mulch around the bottom of trees and shrub seedlings with wood ash to reduce unwanted infestation of pests. These methods are environmentally-friendly and mean you do not have to resort to harsh chemicals.
Be aware of the optimum time frame for harvesting vegetables. Each veggie has its own prime time for harvesting. As an example, zucchini and baby peas both have the best flavor when they are harvested at a young age. Tomatoes, however, are best picked from the vine later when they are very ripe. Find out what the best harvest time is for your vegetables.
Choose one plant to be the focal point. A focal point in the garden will capture your attention. The focal point should be a plant totally different from the others around it.
Using aspirin water will help your plants fight diseases. Dissolve aspirin (1.5 pills per 2 gallons of water) in a bucket and administer to your plants. Spray the plants with the aspirin solution to help your plants fight disease. Try to apply the mixture to the plants at least once in each three week period.
Now you know a little more on how you can be a successful organic gardener. There is a ton of info out there when you know the right places to look, and your job is to take that information to apply it to your gardening. Keep this advice in mind and put it to good work for you in your own organic garden and hopefully, yield very successful and beautiful results.