Starting an organic garden can be a fruitful hobby, as long as you avoid major pitfalls. With these tips, you should become a very successful organic gardener.
Clay soil can be very hard to work with, and you will often find that it sticks to the shovel. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Plant perennials that are slug-proof. Slugs and snails are voracious eaters that can destroy a plant literally overnight. These pests are particularly fond of young perennials and those varieties with leaves that are tender, smooth, and thin. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Brighten your garden with biennials and annuals. Your flower beds will look different from one season to another. In addition, you might need something to fill empty spaces in your flower garden. Fill gaps with annuals or biennials. Just make sure the flowers will get enough sun to thrive. Some plants to get you started include petunia, marigold, sunflower, rudbekcia, and cosmos.
Before actually putting plants into your garden, check the type and compostion of your soil. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. A Cooperative Extension office can provide you with this service, saving you learning on your own by trial and error.
For proper optimum growth, plants require sufficient amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). The majority of plants thrive when they are exposed to a high level of carbon dioxide. Getting a greenhouse is the best way to get a higher amount. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. White vinegar is one option you can use in your routine weed removal. The acidity of the vinegar is harmful to most plants. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
As you have seen from the above article, there is quite a bit more to successful organic gardening than a lot of people realize. Getting your organic garden to produce rich results requires much effort and patience, but you will find the end results quite worth it. Using the tips that you just learned you can improve your skills in organic gardening.