For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. If you want to be a great organic gardener, follow these hints.
Plant slug-proof perennials. Slugs and snails can decimate a plant in one night. They’re particularly fond of perennials with smooth and thin leaves, especially if the plants are young. Some varieties of perennials are not preferred by snails and slugs, particularly perennials that have hairy, tough leaves or a taste that isn’t appetizing. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Use both annuals and biennials to add a splash of color to your flower beds. Fast-growing annuals and biennials can brighten up a flower bed, and allow you to change the look from season to season and year to year. If there are gaps between the perennials and shrubs you have planted in a sunlit area, try filling those gaps with annuals and biennials. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Take all of the weeds out of your landscaping! If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. It can kill weeds. Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, and spray directly on weeds. If you don’t want to pull weeds out by hand anymore, give vinegar a try.
Bulbs are a great option for people who want to enjoy spring and summer flowers. Not only are bulbs hearty and easy to grow, but they’ll continue to grow as time goes on. Find out which flowers will bloom when and then plant a variety, so that you can have fresh blooms all the way through the spring and summer!
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Rather than putting standard clay vessels into use when planting crops of lettuce and kale, think about using pumpkins instead. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. After this is completed, it is time to plant!
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? You can control their growth by placing them into a pot or container. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.
Organic gardening does take some effort, but anyone can do if they approach it with the right attitude. While creating a lovely organic garden takes a lot of effort, the results are more than worth the work. The groundwork of information contained in this article should get you off to a good start.