If you’re planning on eating healthier and saving a lot of money on groceries, growing an organic garden will accomplish that and much more. It can be a little daunting, however. From the type of mulch to use to the right equipment, there are many questions you need answered. There are a multitude of seeds and starter plants available. Follow these steps to grow your very own organic garden.
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. In an area that is sunny, they make good plants to place in the gaps found between shrubs and perennials. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
Pre-soak your seeds to keep them healthy. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This will hydrate your seeds and it will cause them to grow faster. The seeds will be better able to survive and grow up.
There are grass varieties, such as wheat grass or catnip, that will give your feline something to nibble on besides your garden. Another option is to protect your plants by lacing them with offensive entities, such as peels from citrus fruit or even moth balls from your closet.
Divide your irises. You can divide those overgrown clumps and increase the amount of irises you have. Once the foliage has died off, lift out your bulbous irises. The bulbs should automatically divide in your palm, and once you put them back into the earth, they will typically flower the following year. Rhizomes may need to be divided by using a knife. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Be sure to retain a sturdy offshoot on every piece that you intend to plant. The quicker you can replant your cuttings, the better chances they will reappear next season.
There is always a best time to pick your garden’s vegetables, and you should know them. Different vegetables have different, ideal times that they should be picked for best flavor. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. However, you get better taste out of tomatoes that have been allowed to ripen as much as practical while still on their vine. Find out what the best harvest time is for your vegetables.
If you want to get children in on the fun, plant a few strawberries, everbearing if possible. 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 this.
You should now realize how important an organic garden is for your health. You need to know what vegetables are essential for your overall health and how to grow them properly. Use the tips and advice presented here to get the most of your organic garden. It can be a source of pleasure for years to come.