The more you get into it, the more you may realize that organic gardening can be a little on the complicated side. This is especially true if you want to garden naturally. You may need to learn everything from soil pH to controlling pests without chemicals. It can sometimes seem a bit difficult to grow organically for a novice. Keep reading to find out how the professionals do it.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. Your plants can be destroyed by slugs and snails overnight. These garden pests prefer perennials with thin, flat, delicate leaves, particularly if the plant is not yet mature. There are some perennials that do not appeal to slugs, such as those with leaves that are hairy and tough with a bad taste. Some perennial families that snails and slugs won’t eat include achillea, campanula, and helleborus.
To grow properly, plants need adequate levels of CO2. Most plants grow better in higher levels of CO2. Greenhouses help contain C02 to keep levels high. Higher CO2 levels can provide optimal conditions for growing plants.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. Try something different by planing kale or lettuce inside a pumpkin, instead of using the planter pots you traditionally use. Slice a hole around the stem, and pull the pumpkin top out. Then remove the guts and use Wilt-Pruf to cover the insides and prevent rot. Once you have finished, you can begin planting.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it! This is a good way to remember which plants have been planted in each area before they grow. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
The best gardens from an environmental standpoint originate from seeds, instead of plants. When opening a garden, the most green method of beginning is from seed. It is common for commercial plants to be packaged in plastic that is not commonly recycled, and therefore, it is better to use seeds or purchase plantings only from merchants who make use of organic packaging.
Invest in a kneeling stool, and a wheelbarrow to work in the garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. You often need to move large objects from place to place, so it’s a good idea to have a sturdy, well-balanced wheelbarrow.
Now, you shouldn’t get your hopes up and believe that a few tips are going to turn you into an instant professional gardener. However, these tips are a great starting point if you do plan to grow organically. As you implement these tips and hone your skills, you’ll be a professional green-thumb-holder in no time.