While organic gardening is a wonderful way to relax, it can also be a source of stress. The following tips will assist you in becoming an accomplished organic gardener.
Learn the proper way to lay sod. Make sure you prepare your soil before you lay any sod down. Eradicate any weeds and work the soil until it is very fine. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Thoroughly moisten the soil. Staggered rows with offset joints is the best way for the sod to be laid out. Firm the sod down to form a flat, even surface, and fill in any gaps between the sod with a little soil. Your sod should be watered everyday for at least two weeks, then it will root itself and walk on it.
Start your plants in containers, and then transplant the seedlings into the garden later on. This boosts the chance that the plants can survive to adulthood. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. The seedlings are reading for planting immediately after you remove older plants.
Choose perennials that won’t be taken out by slugs. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. A few great choices are achillea, campanula, and heuchera. Other options from which you can choose are hellebourus and euphorbia.
Your plants will reach maximum growth if they have a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. A great way to reach these CO2 levels is through a greenhouse. In this environment, the CO2 levels are kept high so the plants can experience optimal growing conditions.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. A pumpkin can be used as a planting container instead of clay pots. After cutting an opening and removing the meat and seeds from inside the pumpkin, use Wilt-Pruf, sprayed throughout the inside and cut edges, and prevent rot from occurring. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Do you love fresh mint leaves but hate how they quickly grow to take over your garden? You can control the growth of the mint leaves by growing them in a large container rather than in your garden. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.
Separate irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Throw out the center and cut pieces on the outside that are new. Don’t plant any pieces that don’t have any strong offshoots. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
As you’ve read, there is more to doing organic gardening than many think. With hard work and patience, you will be happy with the end result–a fabulous organic garden. By applying the advice of the preceding paragraphs, you’ll set sail for a beautiful organic gardening horizon.