When you have the option, organically grown produce is almost always far superior to the other choices in the grocery store. Don’t buy from the stores, grown your own. Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
Use perennials resistant to slugs and snails. Creatures like snails or slugs can destroy a plant in a single night. Snails and slugs have a good time destroying perennials that are young and have tender and smooth thin leaves. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
While caring for your garden in the fall, you will want to keep a lookout for stinkbugs. They enjoy tomatoes, peppers, beans, and many different varieties of fruits. If not taken care of, these pests can damage the garden, so take steps to cut down their population.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Most bulbs are hardy and require little to no care in order to develop into beautiful perennials that will reappear each and every year. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
If you have planted vegetables within your garden, make sure that they are getting at least six hours of sunlight each day. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. This is true of some flowers.
For weeds that aren’t in the middle of your plants, use boiling water to kill their roots. A pot of very hot water is one of the most effective ways you can get rid of the weeds in your garden. Soak weeds with freshly boiled water, just being mindful to not afflict damage on plants you want to keep. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Split up irises. Splitting up overgrown groups of irises will allow you to easily increase the number of irises in your garden. When the foliage dies it’s time to lift the bulbous irises out of the ground. The bulbs will automatically split in you hand, and will likely flower the year after being replanted. If you have a rhizome you will need to split it with a knife. Throw out the center and cut pieces on the outside that are new. There needs to be a minimum of one healthy offshoot on each of the new sprout sections. Replant right away.
Stop wasting your money on inferior fruits and vegetables from the supermarket. Utilize the advice you’ve read in this article and start growing fruits and vegetables of your own.