Tending to an organic garden can be a highly rewarding and calming activity that anyone can participate in. That said, beginners often find it hard to get comfortable with the rhythms of organic gardening. How can you begin to learn about organic gardening? Well, reading through the tips in this article is a start.
Plants need to take in CO2 to grow and thrive. Most plants will grow better with more CO2. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. For the best growing conditions you should keep the CO2 levels high.
Seeds should be soaked in a dark area overnight. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. This will allow seeds to be watered and they will get a kick start when growing. The seeds will most likely survive and mature this way.
Deciduous shrubs and young trees need to be protected. Shrubs that are planted in containers are especially susceptible to frost and must be carefully protected. Join them together at the top, and use a blanket or old sheet to cover them. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Moisture not only attracts parasites, but also makes it easier for your plants to contract diseases. Fungus is a common problem when plants are allowed to remain damp. Sprays and liquids exist that are perfect for killing the fungi, but be sure you use it on the area before the fungi actually appear.
Are you one of the millions who loves some fresh mint leaves, yet you absolutely hate the way they tend to take over any garden they are planted within? Control their expansion by confining them to a large pot. This container can be placed in the soil if you prefer the look of mint in your garden, and it will continue to contain the roots of your mint and prevent it from taking over.
When planting anything, think about planting for color so that you have something to enjoy in the fall. That idea is actually far from the truth. When it comes to vibrant color, the bright foliage of fall beats all the other seasons. Maple trees can range from beautiful reds and yellows in addition to Beech or Dogwood trees. When choosing shrubs, think about cotoneaster, hydrangea or barberry.
Be sure you plant strawberries in your garden for your children, you want to make sure you especially plant everbearing strawberries as well. Children love to snap up these sweet juicy fruits for themselves and will be much more willing to eat other foods you’ve planted as well.
Now you have the groundwork of knowledge necessary to start enjoying organic gardening. It is very relaxing and fun to work in a beautiful garden. These tips will help you get your organic garden started.