One of the tenets of organic gardening is to focus on the garden and to tend it well. That is where smart organic gardening comes in handy. Educating yourself on this topic will help you create a garden that offers healthy and tasty produce. Follow this advice and your organic garden will soon be flourishing above the rest!
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. As the week progresses, gradually increase their exposure to the outdoors. Hopefully, after about a week or so, your plants should have adjusted to the change. Now you can transplant them without any worries.
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. Simplify the process by putting a bit of wax onto the shovel. The clay won’t stick then. You will be able to work with the clay more easily, and it will not stick to your shovel.
Find some plants that will give you a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
Plants will respond with maximum growth if they have the amount of CO2 they require. With a high level of CO2 plants will grow much better. Greenhouses provide the best levels of CO2 for plants. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
If you are going to be doing some gardening, watch out for stink bugs, especially in the fall! These bugs like to eat beans, peppers, tomatoes, and many kinds of fruits. Proper measures should be taken in order to ensure minimal damage to your crops.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. Fungus infections are common in overly moist plants. Fungicidal spray treatments can contain fungi, but spraying prior to problems even developing in the first place is the best way to go about it.
Make sure that you divide your irises! The more you divide clusters of irises, the more your irises will multiply. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs will split up naturally in your hand, and when replanted, will often flower the next year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. You can split the Rhizomes production by cutting off thin portions from the exterior and discarding the remaining insides. Every piece is suppose to have at least one durable offshoot. You also need to make sure that you replant the new pieces as soon as possible.
The tips above have shown you that there is a noticeable difference in the quality of produce produced by organic gardening. A successful garden takes plenty of work and patience, but it’s all worth it when you get to taste your delicious results.