You are now prepared to embark on the journey of making a garden that is organic and healthy. Now’s the time! The tips below can help you begin your organic garden.
Lay sod properly. Start by preparing your soil with care. Break the soil into fine tilth and make sure you remove any weeds as well. Gently compact the soil until it is flattened. Thoroughly water the soil. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. You want the sod to end up as a flat and even surface. If there are any gaps in between the sod pieces, then you can fill these in with some soil. You will have to water the sod every day for 2 weeks, and then it should be firmly rooted to the ground, and able to be walked on.
It is important to do your homework so you choose plants that produce higher yields. Many times, hybrid plants tend to resist disease, and tolerate the cold weather better than their traditional counterparts, resulting in higher yields.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. Snails and slugs are garden nightmares, and only need a single evening to obliterate a plant. These garden vermin prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, particularly seedlings and young plants. Some perennials are not preferred meals for snails and slugs, especially if their foliage is hairy and tough, or tastes bad. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. You can do a soil sample analysis for an affordable fee and then know what you need to properly treat your soil with so you can grow the best plants. There are numerous places to find this service, such as your local Cooperative Extension office. The cost is well worth it to avoid a potentially ruined crop.
Be diligent in your efforts to banishing weeds! Weeds can take a promising garden and turn it into a shell of its potential. To help you do this, you may want to consider using white vinegar. You can use white vinegar to eliminate weeds! By placing a white vinegar solution in a spray bottle, you can spray the weeds away instead of having to pull them out manually.
Make sure to pre-soak seeds, preferably in a dark location. Drop your seeds into a small jar that is filled with cold water. The idea here is for your seeds to become fully hydrated by the time they hit the dirt. This will also give your seeds a much better chance to survive and mature.
If you want an organic way to weed your garden, try “boiling” them. A pot of boiling hot water can be one of the most safe weed destroyers. Just douse the weeds directly with boiling water, taking care to avoid damaging nearby plants. Boiling water is not good for the weed roots and will stunt further growth.
Protect your plants from moisture on a daily basis. Many diseases, as well as most parasites, prefer moisture. A fungus is one of the most important and debilitating parasites for plants. It is possible to control fungi by using fungicide sprays. However, these sprays should be used before issues become apparent.
You now know the basics of organic gardening and can get started soon. No matter how comfortable you felt about the subject, you should be more so now. These tips should get you started, and with some ideas of your own, you should have a thriving, beautiful garden in no time.