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.
Try to plan a variety of perennials that are slug-proof. 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. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Some varieties of these plants are campanula, helleborus, heuchera, or euphorbia.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This hydrates your seeds and jump-starts their growth. The seeds will have a better chance of surviving and maturing.
Do not cut your grass too short. If you leave your grass kind of high, your roots will be deeper and your lawn will be stronger and not dry out. When grass is cut too low the roots will not grow as deep, and your lawn may suffer from brown patches.
Take extra care of any fragile shrubs that are known to drop their leaves in the autumn. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. Fasten the tops of the canes together, and cover this wigwam loosely with a cloth. Covering your foliage in plastic will let the air in – and may lead to decay.
To save your knees from the wear and tear of gardening, invest in some knee pads if your garden includes a lot of low-growth plants. Your knees will take a beating if you spend a great deal of time on the ground while tending your garden. A set of quality knee pads designed for gardening can be a world of relief for your central leg joints.
If you decide to grow peas, think about planting them indoors when you first start them off, as opposed to planting them outdoors. The seeds will have a better germination rate if you start them indoors. The seedling sprouts will be heartier, giving them a better chance to grow into a healthy adult plant capable of rebuffing diseases. Once they grow a bit bigger, the seedlings can be easily transplanted to an outdoor garden.
With the information you just learned, you can start trying different organic methods in your own garden. There is much to do and only a few particular ways to do it best, at the right time and under the most suitable conditions. If you use what you’ve learned and keep on learning, you can come up with your own methods of growing a lovely organic garden.