If you want to improve your diet, you may want to get into organic gardening. Much patience and effort are required though, in order to produce a successful and flourishing organic garden. This probably has you wondering where to start your own garden.
Plants that result in a larger yield should be higher on your priority list when planning the garden. Many times, a cold-tolerant or disease-resistant hybrid can have a higher yield versus traditional ones.
Long plants that run up or around a fence or wall are often useful for masking ugliness. You can hide an unsightly wall or fence, in as little as one growing season, with the right selection of climbing plant. They also have been known to grow through existing trees or shrubs, or can be easily taught to cover any size arbor. There are natural climbers, which use tendrils or stems to wrap around any given surface, while others must be tied with a string or rope. If you’re looking for the most reliable varieties available, choose from clematis, wisteria, and climbing roses.
Do you want fresh mint leaves without having to worry about them growing too quickly? Instead of planting mint in your garden, keep it in a large container or pot to prevent it from spreading. You can plant the container into the soil if you want to, but the container will restrict the roots, and make sure that the plant doesn’t run rampant in your garden.
Start a new garden from seeds. It’s better for the environment to begin from seed. Most nurseries use plastic containers to grow seedling. This plastic is seldom recycled, so most is dumped in landfills. Be kind to the environment and start your garden with seeds or purchase young plants from nurseries that use organic packaging materials.
Keep your garden fertilized. While a lot of people use manure, it is better to choose fertilizer from a reputable company, as this will reduce the risk of any pathogens getting into your soil. There are a lot of different ways to fertilize plants; make sure you actually take the time to do it.
Keep your garden free from broad-spectrum pesticides. It’s true these pesticides kill the pests you don’t want, but they also lay waste to the advantageous insects that make those same pests a regular meal. The bugs you need are often more fragile than the ones you don’t: a pesticide could actually kill the beneficial insects while leaving the pests unaffected. This will leave you using even more pesticides to fix the problem.
Plant with autumn colors in mind. This does not have to be so. Autumn is the most colorful season of all, foliage-wise. There are a number of trees that provide exuberant displays of color, such as Dogwood, Beech and Maple. Also, when considering shrubs, try using cotoneaster, hydrangea, or barberry.
As you’ve read, organic gardening requires work, effort, and research so that you can grow organic plants. Furthermore, you will only see your garden blossom with consistent tending. If you use the advice in this article, you will soon see great results from your organic garden.