Organic gardening requires a green thumb and a lot of patience. This is a hobby where the goal is to grow food that is healthy and pesticide free. However, organic gardening obviously isn’t as easy as it might sound. The following hints and tips can help you grow your own organic garden easily and successfully.
Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with the biggest yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Try “boiling” weeds to get rid of them. One of the safest “herbicides” you can find is a pot of boiling water. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
Divide irises. Try increasing your stock by dividing your overgrown clumps of plants. Lift bulbous irises when the foliage is dead. The bulbs often divide in your hand with no intervention on your part, and when you replant them, they will usually flower the following year. Use a knife to divide the rhizomes. Cut the new pieces from its outside and dispose of the older center. Each new piece you cut should possess at least one healthy offshoot. Replant your cuttings immediately for the best results.
Make sure you read instructions on products and tools before using them. If you fail to follow the directions, you expose yourself to safety hazards or a risk of experiencing adverse reactions. Keep yourself safe and always follow instructions.
Dress to protect your skin from sun damage when you garden. Put on some sunglasses, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat. Wearing sun protection is important to help ward off the unnecessary pain of sunburn, and it will help lessen your skin cancer risk, too.
Plant strawberries for your children. Small kids enjoy picking fruit themselves out of a garden. Because of this, they’ll be more likely to provide you with some assistance in your garden if they feel like they’re receiving something out of it.
One way to help your organic garden thrive is to leave an undeveloped area that is conducive to the wildlife around your area. As the natural wildlife begins to flourish, the various insects, birds, and other natural life around will all blend together and actually assist your garden as it begins to grow.
Organic gardening allows you to work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A hobby that results in growing something delicious to eat. If you follow these tips and put in a great effort, there is nothing stopping you from becoming a good organic gardener.