One of the most sensible ways to improve your diet is through organic gardening. You do have to put in some effort, though. You probably do not know how to go about growing an organic garden on your own.
Choose perennials that are not vulnerable to attack by slugs. A plant can be completely demolished overnight by slugs and snails. They tend to enjoy perennials that have thin, smooth, tender leaves, especially those of young plants. Others, though, are disliked by slugs and snails. Those with rough leaves or an unappetizing taste will be less desired by slugs and snails. Achillea, euphorbia, helleborus, heuchera and campanula are good choices that slugs don’t like.
While working in your garden during the fall season, watch out for those stink bugs! They thrive on fruits, citrus, peppers and various beans. If left uncontrolled, they can cause substantial damage in your garden, so make plans for how to protect your plants from these pests.
If you are planning on growing peas, start them indoors before putting them outdoors in your garden. Seeds will always germinate much better when you first plant them indoors initially. This will also make the seedlings hardier, which will help them resist diseases and pests. You will be able to transfer the seedlings outdoors after they become better established.
Think about putting some berry-producing evergreens into your landscape. This will allow your garden to have color, even in the dreary winter months. Some evergreens that will provide winter color are the American Holly, Common Snowberry, American Cranberrybush, and the Winterberry.
When growing a vegetable garden it can be hard to control pests. While chemicals can help with pest control, you should avoid using overly harsh ones, as veggies you grow in your garden are meant for eating. One way to keep pests at bay is to remain diligent about your garden. If you catch them early, you can take them off the plants by hand.
The prevent your dog from trampling through your garden, spray some old aftershave, perfume or other heavily scented things on the grass around your plants. Your dog will find more interesting scents to explore elsewhere and leave your garden alone.
If you plant heather in your garden, you will attract insects that are beneficial. Heather is very attractive to bees, and when bees first emerge in the spring, it is an early source of nectar. Spiders, ground beetles and other useful insects are drawn to heather beds because they don’t tend to get jostled around. With this in mind make sure you wear some gloves when you are working with the heather.
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. You are also aware now that dedication and consistency will go a long way toward success. Keeping the aforementioned tips in mind, you are well on your way to becoming successful with organic gardening.