You are ready to grow a healthy organic garden. This is great timing! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
To keep your plants from getting shocked, you need to gradually introduce them to changes in temperature and conditions. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Over the course of a week, slowly increase the amount of time that you leave them outside. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! They like fruits, as well as peppers, beans and tomatoes. They can do a lot of damage if they are not controlled.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Try planting your fall veggies, especially leafy greens, inside of a pumpkin! Once you’ve cut its top and scooped the insides out, spray the edges and inside with Wilt-Pruf to prevent rotting. Finished? Now you’re all set for planting!
A great garden starts from the seeds and not from the plants. As a green-friendly gardener, you always want to use seeds to start your new plot. Plastic used in nurseries normally end up in landfills. For an garden that helps the environment, plant seeds directly in the garden’s soil or purchase plants grown in organic packaging.
Place at least an inch of mulch that is organic in with your veggies! Mulch will retain water so that you won’t have to water your plants as often. It can also prevent weeds from growing. You will save time by not pulling weeds.
You should think about adding evergreen plants that yield berries into your yard space. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some examples include Holly, Snowberry trees, Winterberry and similar plants.
Water your garden regularly and smartly. Use a type of soaker hose so that you don’t need to do individual waterings with the hose nozzle, or be refilling a watering can constantly. Keep the soaker’s water pressure at a low level, so that your tender plants will not be harmed. Set the soaker hose to water your all your plants over a couple hours, and then you will be free to get other things done.
Always dress appropriately when gardening in order to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. This includes wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Using the right protection from the harmful rays of the sun means less of a chance of you getting sunburn and skin cancer.
One way to encourage an organic garden to be sustainable and healthy is to put aside a section to stay undeveloped, thus encouraging wildlife to approach it. Wildlife can help the plants in your garden to thrive, as insects support plant reproduction, while the excrement of many species contains nutrients which can help to fertilize your soil.
You will now be better prepared as you start pursuing organic gardening. You are now the expert, even if you didn’t think so before. The tips above should have given you some advice and a few ideas, so that you can begin an organic gardening adventure in your own backyard.