A green thumb and a great deal of patience is needed to take on the hobby of organic gardening. The goal of this hobby is to grow pesticide-free and healthy food that you can enjoy. Are you intimidated? Keep reading to learn what you can do to make your garden succeed.
Learn about plant varieties so you can choose the ones with the best yields. In most circumstances, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid will have a higher yield when compared to a more traditional variety.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
CO2 is essential for growth. Plants will not thrive if they don’t have an adequate amount of CO2. The best way to get a high level is to plant them in a greenhouse. Make sure to keep CO2 levels high to provide the best growing environment for your plants.
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Place some seeds in your smaller pots and add water almost to the brim. This way, your seeds are well-hydrated and can start growing with a head start. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Grow some wheat grass or catnip for your cat to eat instead. Another option is to place offensively smelling objects on the topsoil near and around the plants you want to protect. Citrus peels or mothballs are a couple of examples.
If the soil in your garden has a high concentration of alkaline, try mixing some coffee grounds into your garden’s soil. Using coffee grounds is a low-cost way to increase the acidity of the soil. This simple act can lead to vegetables that taste better and look more appealing.
If your garden contains lots of short plants, purchase some gardening knee pads. If you spend a large portion of your gardening session on your knees, it could create pain over time. With good knee pads, you can stay in the garden longer, and more comfortably.
Divide your irises. If you split up clumps of them, you will eventually have more of this flower. If you find any dead irises in your garden, immediately pull up the bulbs. These bulbs will divide into several parts naturally when you pick them up. You can then replant them, and watch them flower the following year. Cut rhizomes into pieces with a knife. From the outside cut the new pieces and then get rid of the old center. Every piece should contain a strong offshoot. Replant them immediately.
Growing organic food requires patience, persistence and a love of nature. A hobby that results in growing something delicious to eat. Through the careful application of this advice and with time and effort, you will be able to call yourself a successful organic gardener.