All it takes to grow an organic garden is a few natural growing methods. You just need to learn them and use them.
Use slug-proof varieties of perennials wherever possible. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. Young plants with susceptible leaves are favorite meals for slugs, including those with smoother or thinner leaves. Slugs and snails will leave some perennials alone, particularly those with a bad taste or tough, hairy leaves. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
During fall, you should plant cold weather vegetables. Try using a pumpkin as a natural plant pot. You can plant fall vegetables such as lettuce in an empty pumpkin shell. 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. When you finish this, you can plant!
Try to have a plan with your garden. That way, if you see your plants beginning to bud but can’t recall what they are, you can refer back to your plan to refresh your memory. In addition, your small plants or groups of plants that are limited in number won’t become lost if you have a large garden.
It is best to aerate and dry your plants daily. Moisture on the surfaces of your plants is an invitation to pests and illness. Fungi are parasites that are common in the plant world. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with your chemicals and tools, especially when you’re just starting to garden. If you don’t pay good attention, you could wind up with skin irritations or other issues. Prevent issues, and use your garden chemicals safely.
Plant for fall color. Fall, though, can still be an interesting time for trees. The autumn season can be one of the best growing seasons and is certainly the most colorful. There are many variations in leaf color with different varieties of Maple, Beech and Dogwood trees that can give you lively yellows and deep crimsons. When selecting shrubs that will be colorful during the fall, consider hydrangea, barberry, or cotoneaster.
Gardening helps with relaxation. Many methods of relaxation can be employed to lead a peaceful life. Gardening is a great way to do so. It is not prohibitively expensive, and has numerous benefits. The best return is the joy and tranquility you can get from growing your very own greenery.
One particular plant should be the focal point of your garden. In a well designed garden you should have a focal point so that your eyes will stay there. Mostly it is a distinctive plant that sets it apart from the neighboring plants and flowers.
Gardening is within everybody’s reach, but you will only make the most of your gardening experience with knowledge. Be sure to try out these organic gardening ideas.