When you properly apply organic gardening techniques, your garden will show great results. It will show how much you care about the plants you grow, and your desire to ensure they are as healthy as possible. That is an admirable thing. Just as with any hobby or skill, there is always room for improvement. Read this article to become a better gardener.
To maximize your enjoyment out of your garden plant a variety of plants. The same old will get full and boring and you may out of boredom end up neglecting your garden. By planting a variety you will ensure that you remain interested and as a bonus it will be far prettier.
Start your plants in containers before transferring them to the garden. By allowing them to sprout first, you are increasing the odds of a seedling reaching maturity. You will then be able to lessen the time between planting your seeds. As soon as you harvest the mature plants in your garden, your new seedlings will be large enough to plant outside!
Don’t forget to fertilize your garden! Water isn’t enough when it comes to growing delicious, healthy vegetables. Choose the fertilizer that you best like. Some people prefer manure, while others can’t get around the thought of it. There are many fertilizer options available at your local gardening store, so there is certainly, a right one for you.
If you do not want to expose your family to harmful pesticides in your garden, consider using organic pesticides. Organic pesticides do not have the harmful chemicals commonly found in ordinary pesticides. Fragrant herbs like rosemary, basil, and mint are often disliked by pests, and they are good choices to plant around your garden to ward off pests.
A spicy solution to ridding your garden of pests is to spray your plants with a hot mustard or red pepper mixture (one tablespoon of hot mustard or red pepper to one quart water). The solution is safe to spray directly on your garden foliage and pests can’t stand the taste of it!
Be careful not to over-water your garden. Giving your plants too much water can actually kill them faster than not giving them enough water. Soil that has too much water in it prevents root systems from growing properly. It can even cause your plants to rot from the bottom up.
New gardeners should keep things simple. The tendency of new gardeners is to plant a garden that is just way too big and end up with a giant mess in the backyard. Keep it simple and small to start, and work up from there. A small garden will lead to a more positive experience and is less work for a new gardener.
Now you have everything you need to work in your organic garden– the correct products and tools, and most importantly, the skill! Awesome! Learning is a constant process, so use the insights gained here to enhance your skills in organic gardening. You may have even found something new to employ in your own organic garden.