The odds are fairly good that you have heard about organic foods or have seen them at the grocery store. Distinguishing which foods are organic is really quite simple. They have different packaging and cost tons more. Keep reading to learn how you can grow organic produce from the comfort of your own home.
So you don’t shock the plants, you should gradually get them use to a change in the temperature and conditions. Place them outside in the sunlight for an hour or two on the first day. Slowly, day after day, you can leave your plants outside for a little longer. Finally, after about a week, you should be able to move them outside and leave them there for the summer.
If you notice powdery mildew on your plants, do not buy an expensive chemical. Mix a solution of baking soda, water, and a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid. Spray the mixture on the plants once every seven days or so until you no longer see the mildew. Baking soda will not damage your plants and treats the mildew gently but efficiently.
When winter arrives, transfer a few plants into the house for safe storage during the cold weather. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Dig the plant up without damaging the roots and place it a big enough pot.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. To aid in this venture, you might want to use white vinegar. White vinegar is natural, very inexpensive, and can really kill the weeds! So, if weed pulling is tiring you out, spray a white vinegar solution all over them.
Before you start planting your garden, plan it out. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. This is also a great way to keep track of all your plants.
Be sure to split the irises. You can create additional irises by splitting up irises that are growing into each other’s space. When the foliage has died off, it is time to harvest the iris bulbs. The bulbs, when harvested, should easily split by hand – allowing you to replant them for even more blooms next spring. Use a knife to carefully divide rhizomes. New pieces should be cut from the outside, then the old center you want to discard. Each piece must have a minimum of one strong offshoot. Immediately replant all your selected cuttings.
Growing your garden at home might not be the most convenient thing for you, but you will save a lot of money and always have the confidence that what you’re eating and feeding your family is as fresh and as healthy as possible. Use the tips you’ve learned here and get started on your garden today.