If you want a healthy organic garden, you have many options. You just need to learn the methods and use them.
Create useful rulers from your tool handles. Tools that have long handles such as rakes, hoes and shovels can be used in place of a measuring stick. Simply lay the handles out on the floor and run a measuring tape next to them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. When you decide to work in the garden again, you will now have a ruler at your disposal.
Slug-proof your garden with smart perennial choices. Snails and slugs can quickly wreak havoc on a garden. These pests are especially attracted to tender sprouts and to delicate, soft leaves. Some perennials aren’t that tasty to snails and slugs since they have tough and hairy leaves, and an unappetizing flavor. Excellent varieties include heuchera, achillea, euphorbia, campanula, and helleborus.
Keep your plants thriving through the winter by bringing them inside. This is especially useful if you have a particular plant that you love or was expensive. Always be careful when digging around the roots, and put the plant in a suitable pot.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are usually very hearty and very easy to grow, and bulbs will grow year after year. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
When autumn has arrived, you must plant everything you want to eat before winter. This time, use a pumpkin for the container for your lettuce and kale, instead of plain clay pots. Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. Now this is completed, it is time to get planting!
Put a couple of inches of organic mulch around each of your vegetable plants. Mulch is used to keep extra moisture and provide nutrients for your plants. It also prevents weed growth. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.
Be aware of the optimum time frame for harvesting vegetables. Each variety needs a slightly different amount of growing time to produce the most flavorful vegetable. For example, some plants, such as zucchini and baby peas, have the most flavor when harvested while young. Let your tomatoes, however, linger on the vine until they are fully ripe. So, learn about the ideal harvest time for your vegetables.
When you are gardening out in the sun, wear the proper clothing so that you do not get any type of sun damage. Choose hats with overlapping brims, don those sunglasses and smear on the sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower the possibility of sunburn and skin cancer.
Avoid getting an infection by not allowing dirt and other chemicals to get into open wounds. Open wounds can easily get infected while gardening because you’re exposing yourself to dirt, bacteria and germs. You can now purchase bandages to seal the cut completely.
Organic indoor plants may need additional light sources to make up for the light they miss out on by being indoors. This needs to be considered. Almost every type of plant you grow requires ample sunlight, so think about how much natural light you home receives or if you perhaps need to supplement with UV lamps. If you still are unable to get enough light to your plants, consider purchasing grow-lights.
Just about anyone who wants to plant a garden can plant one, but only those who truly understand what it takes will be successful. Try using these organic tips.