Anyone can enjoy the relaxation and fruitful benefits of cultivating their own organic garden. Starting to garden can be intimidating at first. So, how should a beginning organic gardener learn the basics? Read this article, and follow the helpful advice.
Slowly acclimatize your plants to the outside environment to keep from shocking them. Place them outdoors in the sun for about an hour or two on the first day. After a week, leave your plants outside for twice as long. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Large handled tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes can be used as measuring sticks. Just lay your tool down on the floor then lay a yardstick beside the handle. Then, transfer the measurements to the handle using a permanent marker. Next time you work in the garden, you can have a larger ruler with you!
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. Healthier plants are greater in strength and resistance to illness and insects. Begin with a high-quality soil with less chemicals to avoid salt accumulation, and you give your garden an excellent chance of growing healthy plants.
Plants need CO2 grow well. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. A greenhouse will provide plants with an environment rich in carbon dioxide. It’s best to keep CO2 levels high for the best growth of your plants.
Autumn not only means colder weather but new vegetables to plant. A pumpkin makes a great container, and costs less than a clay pot. 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. Now you can use the pumpkin as a planter.
Use care when you are watering the garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. Keeping the water pressure low on your soaking hose will help avoid harm to tender plants. 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.
When you are gardening out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. Sunglasses, a nice shady hat, and sunscreen are very helpful. When you protect yourself against the sun’s rays, you are more likely to avoid both skin cancer and sunburn.
Reading this article has hopefully given you some great ideas to begin your experiences in organic gardening. The activity is fun, relaxing, rewarding and potentially challenging. If you remember these tips the next time you are in the garden, you will be much more successful.