As the trend of organic gardening becomes more popular, so do holistic lifestyles. Many people who choose to live this lifestyle grow their own plants and herbs, so they can benefit from them. See the piece that follows for several effective ideas for growing an organic garden.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Leave them outside in sunlight for a couple of hours on the initial day. Throughout the week, gradually increase the time they are spent outside. By the end of the week, your plants should be ready to make the big move with no problem!
Many times when digging in clay soil the clay will adhere to the shovel, which will make it much harder to dig. Coat the shovel with floor or car wax, and buff it with a clean rag to make the job a lot easier. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Healthy soil will also assist in your battle against pests. If your plants are healthy, they can more easily resist insects and disease. So if you want your garden to provide plants that are as healthy as possible, you need a good quality soil that contains few chemicals and that can accumulate salts over time.
Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Fragile shrubs, that are planted in pots, should be covered to protect them during the cold season. Tie the canes together, and drape a sheet or blanket over the top of the wigwam. This is a much better method, instead of putting the plastic wrap around the plant. It allows proper air circulation that can prevent rotting.
If you want to grow peas, consider starting them indoors instead of planting them outside. By initially planting them indoors, the seeds tend to germinate better. The seedlings will also be heartier, which means they can resist pests and diseases better. Once they are suitably strong, transplant them outside.
A touch of organic mulch will boost the potential of the vegetable plants in your garden. Mulch has a nice moisturizing effect on the soil it’s spread over. This also helps reduce the appearance of weeds. This will save you a ton of time and work.
Sensibly water your garden. To save time, use a soaker type hose so each plant doesn’t need individual watering from the nozzle of a hose or a little watering can. Keep the soaker’s water pressure at a low level, so that your tender plants will not be harmed. Give it a few hours to water the plants so you have schedule freedom to tend to other matters.
The more you understand about organic gardening methods, the better prepared you will be to grow a lush, natural garden that provides both beauty and sustenance. Keep in mind that the advice you’ve read is only the beginning.