In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
You must gradually introduce your plants to changing conditions and temperatures, so you do not shock them. On the first day, put them out in sunlight for about an hour or so. As time goes by, slowly increase the time they spent outdoors. When the week is done, your plants will be ready for the big move without any problems.
Plant a variety of flowers to keep your flower garden colorful and interesting. Annuals and biennials can add excitement and interest to your flower garden every season. Annuals and biennials that grow quickly can really wake up your flower beds, and they allow you to have a new garden look every season or every year, if you choose to. They can be used to fill in gaps in your garden between the perennials or shrubs so your garden looks fuller. Some excellent choices include rudbeckia, hollyhock, sunflower, cosmos, petunia and marigold.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. No need to worry if a bush or tree is in the way, as climbers can grow through them. Also, they can match the shape of an arbor. Some need to be tied to a support, whereas certain climbers attach themselves to a surface with tendrils or twining stems. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
If your garden includes vegetables, make sure you plant them in a location whether they are exposed to sunlight for a minimum of six hours each day. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. An example of a common plant parasite is fungi. Be sure to prevent the growth of fungus with a spray that will inhibit their growth.
Do you like mint, but not how they ruin your garden? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. The container can be planted in the ground, and it will still prevent the plant from dominating the garden.
Create your own garden from scratch with seeds, rather than plants. Not only is this more of an effective method for gardening, but it’s also more environmentally-friendly. Plastics from nurseries aren’t recycled often, which causes them to go into landfills; so try starting with seeds, or buying from organic nurseries.
There are natural steps you can take to keep garden pests at bay. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Wood ash used as mulch helps repel pests as well when around shrubs and trees. Natural materials and plants can be just as effective as chemical pesticides at keeping unwanted visitors out of your garden!
After you have read the suggestions here, you will have a better idea of what you need in order to be an organic gardener. Even the best information needs to be implemented correctly, however, so be very cognizant of that fact. Take what you have learned and use it make your garden as successful as you can.