Organic gardening requires a lot of patience and talent. You want to grow healthy and non-contaminated food that can be enjoyed by you and your loved ones. Easier than it sounds though, correct? Read on for suggestions on what you will need to start gardening like a pro.
Use annuals and biennials to enliven your flower beds. These fast growing flowers let you change how your flower bed looks season to season. Use these beautiful flowers to line your driveway, surround trees and shrubs, and for decorative hanging baskets. There are many flowers you can plant in these gaps. Try marigolds, petunias or sunflowers for a brighter garden.
Plant cool-weather edibles in the fall. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! Use some Wilt-Pruf to prevent your pumpkin from decomposing and then you can put your plants right inside. You can now use it to plant in, as you would a pot.
Before you plant seeds, pre-soak them for a night somewhere dark. Drop some seeds into a small glass or other container, and fill it with water. This will give your seeds a good start by making sure they have plenty of water, which they need to sprout. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Try to grow some wheat or cat grass around your cat’s favorite plants. Try putting mothballs or citrus on your soil to wards pets away.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. This is a simple way to replenish your soil with acid. This solution will make the vegetables you grow healthier and more flavorful.
Protect your deciduous shrubs which are tender. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This is better than using plastic to wrap the plant, as more air can circulate.
If you would love to have access to fresh and healthy mint leaves from your own back yard, but dread the way the plant spreads so quickly, worry not. Instead of planting mint in the ground, confine it to a large pot. The container will keep the roots from spreading throughout you garden, and prevent the mint leaves from sprouting in other areas.
The hobby of organic gardening will take dedication, patience and a little bit of help from Mother Nature. This hobby enables you to grow delicious food in your own backyard. If you are willing to put in the effort and if you follow the tips, you can become a great organic gardener.