You would like to have a garden that uses organic methods to grow healthy plants. What do you need to do get started? This article contains helpful adivce to get you started in your organic gardening endeavors.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Throughout the week, you should increase a little at a time how long you have them outside. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! If you want to find an interesting container for your lettuce or kale, try a pumpkin! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
A set of comfortable knee pads makes a great investment if your garden is full of plant material that stays low to the ground. Gardening is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable; you don’t want to finish every gardening session with aching, throbbing knees. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.
Use natural pest control when possible. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Wood ash, when used as mulch, can help keep insects away from trees and shrubs. Using methods like these eliminates the need for chemical pesticides, which can be harsh or even harmful.
You can help provide nutrients by watering your plants with room temperature water that is leftover after cooking vegetables. Tea and coffee grounds can also serve as acidifiers in the soil of your gardenias or rhododendrons. If fungus is ravaging your potted plants, sprinkle a bit of Chamomile tea on them, and see if it helps.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. Hopefully, the advice you have learned will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to produce a beautiful and beneficial organic garden.