You are ready to plant your organic garden. It’s the perfect time to begin! Read the following article and you will get some great organic gardening information.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. A plant that is resistant to disease, or one that is tolerant of extreme weather, will deliver a higher yield.
It may be helpful to let your plants begin their life in a pot and to transfer them to your garden when they’re seedlings. This increases the chance that your plants will survive to adulthood. In addition, you can shorten the intervals between your plantings. Once the fully matured plants are removed, the seedlings can be planted.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Certain perennials are unappetizing to slugs and snails, especially those with tough, hairy leaves or an unappetizing taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Carefully dig near the roots and transfer those plants into a flower pot.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.
Make sure you protect any tender deciduous shrubs. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. When you do this you allow air to flow and circulate which can actually prevent rotting, this method is great and better than just wrapping your plant in some plastic.
To help young plants, try pouring boiling water on top of nearby weeds. Boiling water can be considered as an herbicide, and it is a safe one. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. Boiling water damages weed and plant roots, so be sure to avoid the plants you don’t want to eliminate.
Split up irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. After foliage is no longer alive, remove the flowers with bulbs. The bulbs should split naturally, and the replanted bulbs will usually flower within a year. Make use of a knife to split up rhizomes. Throw away the center after carefully cutting new sprouts from the exterior. Divide your pieces carefully; they should each have one good quality offshoot apiece. Replant your new rhizome pieces as soon as you have finished the cuttings.
You should now feel enthusiastically prepared to enter the relaxing and productive world of organic gardening. If you already knew about organic gardening, you should be an expert by now. The tips included here will help you create the most beautiful and abundant organic garden you can, so enjoy!