Growing your own fruits and vegetables is an easy thing to do if you use proper techniques. It demonstrates that you are taking organic gardening seriously and that you are doing all you can to ensure that your plants thrive. This is extremely laudable. As with any other useful skill, there is always more to learn. Read this article to become a better gardener.
Plants all need a good supply of C02 to grow properly! If the level of CO2 is extremely high, your plants will grow much better. Growing plants in a greenhouse is the best way to contain CO2 for use by your plants. A greenhouse will help maintain a high level of CO2 and cause the plants to grow faster.
If you are gardening, be wary of stink bugs in your garden, especially in the autumn. They like beans, peppers, tomatoes and many fruits. If not managed well, they can wreak havoc on your garden.
Prior to planting your garden, devise a plan. This helps you remember where each plant was planted before they begin to sprout. With a plan, you will also be less likely to lose track of small groups or individual plants within a large and ambitious garden.
As the weather turns colder, it is important to prepare your sensitive shrubs for the change. If you have some tender shrubs that are in planters, you need to protect them from cold weather. Tie together the tops, and then use a sheet or blanket to cover the wigwam loosely. Doing this is a lot more effective than wrapping up the plant with plastic because it lets air circulate, which could avoid any rotting.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. Any vessel of boiling water that you can carry safely can be used as an organic herbicide. Douse boiling water on the weeds and avoid nearby plants carefully. The water will kill the weeds by destroying the roots and if poured directly on the weeds, will prevent them from growing back.
Use natural pest control when possible. For example, slugs can be deterred by the presence of marigolds or onions. Insects also avoid shrubs and trees that are mulched with wood ash. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.
Take the time to spread around five centimeters of organic mulch near your vegetable plants. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. This is also efficient in preventing weeds from growing. Every gardener can appreciate pulling fewer weeds.
Before you start working in your garden, purchase a wheelbarrow and a good kneeling stool. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. Gardening also typically involves transporting bags of topsoil, fertilizer and other heavy items, so using a wheelbarrow to make these tasks easier is a sound investment for your garden, and your back.
Now you have the three items you need to make your organic garden a success– tools, products and skill. Then you are ready to start gardening. These suggestions can help beginners get started, and can give experienced gardeners more techniques to work from. You can always benefit from learning! Try new things, and keep looking for more resources as you progress with your garden.