Organic produce is much more tasty and healthy than the mass produced fruit and vegetables normally found at the supermarket. Rather than eating store-bought fruits and veggies, you should try growing your own. Read on so you know what it takes to create a thriving organic garden.
Shoveling clay is very difficult and lots of work because the clay is hard and sticks to the shovel, making it tough to handle. Make your shoveling job easier by lightly coating a shovel with a layer of wax, then buffing the surface. Either car wax or floor wax will work just fine. The wax will help keep dirt from sticking to the shovel, and will also keep the metal from rusting.
Try using annuals and biennials to add color to your flower beds, and brighten them up. Fast growing biennials and annuals will brighten a garden and permit you to change looks from one season to another. You can fill any spaces between shrubs and perennials when they are in the sun. Some flowers you can use are rudbekia, petunias, cosmos, marigolds, or sunflowers.
Remove your garden’s weeds! Weeds can be extremely detrimental to your garden. To help with the removal, you can use white vinegar. White vinegar kills weeds. Try spraying some white vinegar in water when you are pulling weeds from your garden.
Mix the grounds of coffee in soil that has a lot of alkaline. Used coffee grounds will add acidity, helping to optimize the soil’s pH. The right soil will make your vegetables taste better and make your flowers more vibrant and aromatic.
A set of knee pads are a life saver if you’re an avid gardener and a lot of your plants sit close to the ground. Long hours spent in the garden will wreak havoc on your knees. Knee pads offer your knees the extra cushioning they need to stay comfortable during extended periods in the garden.
A good but unusual organic solution for weeding your plants is try “boiling” your weeds way. Boiling water is an excellent, organic substance for use against weeds. All you need to do is apply boiling water right to the weeds you want to get rid of. Be careful not to get any on the plants you want to keep. The extreme heat of the water will cause damage to the weeds’ roots, which will stop them from growing any more.
You can prevent pests from invading your garden with certain plants and natural materials. For example, if you plant onions or marigolds along the edges of your vegetable garden, you can ward off slugs. Another way to get rid of pests is to spread wood ash at ground level around shrubs and tree plantings. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.
Good tools for the gardener include a wheelbarrow and a kneeling stool. It is important to protect your knees when you are kneeling in the garden, and a foam kneeling pad will help with that. You will need a wheelbarrow in order to perform various gardening chores, it is a good thing to have on hand.
Wisely water your garden. Take advantage of a soaker hose so that you don’t need to water every single plant individually, or have to keep filling up your watering can. To avoid damaging delicate plants, you should water them with low pressure. This allows you to leave the hose running as you go about your business.
Try to plant an English garden with a mix of plants with different heights, all within the same garden bed. Using plants which grow to the same length or height will make your bed look uniform.
You don’t have to buy inferior produce. Use these suggestions listed here to produce fruit and veggies.