When fruits and vegetables are organic, they taste great and are more rich in nutrients than the standard produce you’ll find at your grocery store. As an alternative to store-bought fruits and veggies, have you every considered growing your own organically? Read the article below for tips and suggestions on how you can have your very own organic garden at home.
It is important that you give your plants the chance to gradually adjust to the change in temperature and conditions, or you risk shocking them. Try to place them in the new area for a couple of hours at a time the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. At the end of a week, they should be accustomed to the outdoors and ready to transition to outside safely.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. Maybe you’d like to save the most expensive plants you have or the most resistant. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
In order for plants to grow, they must have enough CO2. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. A greenhouse is the best way to create an environment rich in CO2. Plants grown in a greenhouse tend to be more lush and healthier due to the improved growing environment.
If many of the plants in your garden grow close to the ground, some gardening knee pads will prevent pain and knee injuries. Long hours tending your garden can leave your knees sore and achy. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.
Your plants should always be kept in an aerated, dry area. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. Fungi is the most common parasite for plants. To control fungi, use a fungicide spray on the area before you notice any problems.
Mint leaves are wonderful, but don’t you despise how quickly they can take over a garden due to rapid growth? Keep the growth under control by growing them in a large gardening pot instead. Then, you can plant the container into the ground. However, the container walls will keep the roots held, and prevent the plant from consuming too much of your garden space.
Be sure to split the irises. Divide any overgrown clumps to increase your stock. Lift the dead bulbous irises. The bulbs will naturally split in your hands, and after you replant them, will flower about a year later. Rhizomes, however, need to be divided by using a gardening knife. Cut out new pieces from outside the bulb and throw away the old center. Each piece should have at least one strong offshoot. Replant the new shoots right away.
In order to start the best garden possible, remember that you should always start with the seeds and not pre-purchased plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Most nurseries use a lot of plastic that is not recycled. If you want to buy plants, find a nurseries that uses organic methods or grow your plants from seeds.
Stop purchasing pesticide sprayed, genetically modified produce. You can grow your own vegetables and fruits in your organic garden.