Organic growing is becoming more popular due to the questionable effects of toxins and pesticides on the body and the environment. Organic gardening methods are extremely cheap for the most part. Here are some helpful techniques to help you learn to garden organically.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are known to be very versatile, and can help hide any ugly wall or fence, and this often only takes one growing season. It is possible to get them to grow in conjunction with trees and bushes already on the premises, or train them to drape over arbors. Some require a support, while other climbers attach to surfaces using twining stems or tendrils. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Keep an eye open for stink bugs in your garden, especially during the fall months. Stink bugs like to reside in tomatoes, beans, and pepper plants, as well as many fruits. If you do not check, they do a lot of damage to plants so try to get rid of them if you can.
Fertilizer is important when you garden. If you decide to use manure, which is great for your plants, choose a pathogen free commercial product. Many types of fertilizers are available. The type you utilize is not critical; just be sure to use one.
There are many natural substances that are effective for warding off unwanted visitors. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. If you place wood ash around the base portion of a shrub seedling or tree, you will ward off insect pests. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
It is particularly important for new gardeners to read and follow instructions that come with tools, as well as chemicals. If you fail to do this, you could cause yourself all sorts of injuries, the most common of which is irritated skin. Protect your plants and yourself by knowing how to correctly use all of your gardening implements.
To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. This will mask any scents that might attract your dog and make your garden less interesting to him.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. The kind of birds and insects needed for pollination will be naturally present on your property and help with your organic garden.
When growing indoor plants, the thermostat should be set between 65-75 degrees throughout the day. Plants require a warmer climate to grow. If your thermostat is normally kept lower in winter, you can use a heat lamp to keep your plants warm enough.
Putting the advice you just learned to use in your organic garden will help you realize several benefits, including having healthy plants and a reduction in toxins. A flourishing organic garden will also be an open invitation to some very interesting creatures of the wild that you can look forward to seeing.