Organic gardening is a hobby that anybody can do in order to relax. Newcomers to organic gardening, however, can easily find themselves overwhelmed. Therefore, how should a newbie get their first garden started? Well, reading through the tips in this article is a start.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Put them outdoors in the sun for no more than two hours the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. By the week’s end, your plants should then be ready for the big move!
If you want to cover up your walls or fences, make sure that you specifically use climbing plants. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. They may grow up through some existing shrubs and trees, and can even be worked to grow around an arbor. Some climbers will attach themselves to a support using twining stems or tendrils, while other varieties need to be held up by tying them in place. A few good choices are climbing roses, wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! Fruits, peppers and tomatoes are among the foods they love to eat. Stink bugs may get out of hand and do significant damage in your garden. It is important to take steps to eliminate them from that area.
If you would like to have flowers in your garden that last through the spring and summer seasons, plant bulbs. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. You can select bulbs that bloom at many different times, so with a little work, you could have flowers popping up all the way from the start of spring to the end of summer.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
By now you probably are beginning to understand why so many people enjoy working in their gardens. Working in your organic garden is a hobby that’s both relaxing and fun. These tips are your key to becoming a top-flight organic gardener.