If you are environmentally conscious and worried about the toxic effects of chemicals, organic gardening may be for you. Organic gardeners eschew the harsh chemicals and fertilizers used by large corporate farms. Additionally, a lot of organic gardening techniques do not cost a lot of money. With the tips here in this article you can quickly become an expert in organic gardening.
If you have a wall or fence that you do not like, plant climbers to mask its appearance. Climbing plants are extremely versatile, helping to hide an ugly fence or wall, often within one growing season. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. Some require ties attaching them to supports, but others will attach themselves to any surface nearby. Honeysuckle and jasmine are very beautiful varieties of such climbers.
Before planting seeds, soak them overnight. Place them in a cupboard or other place where they won’t be exposed to light. Put some seeds in a container and fill the container to the brim with water. That way, the seeds will have sufficient hydration and will have the best start possible. The seeds will now have a greater chance of maturing and surviving.
Garden vegetables should be planted in areas of the ground that receive a minimum of six hours of daily sunlight. Most vegetables that can be grown need that much sun to grow well and quickly. Some flowers also need six hours of daily direct sun in order to grow and blossom well.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. Any potted shrubs should be sheltered in the winter from cold weather. With a sheet or blanket, you want to loosely cover the wigwam after you tie the tops of the canes together. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
Avoid using broad-spectrum pesticides in your garden. These types of pesticides also kill the beneficial insects that eat the pests. The bugs you need are often more fragile than the ones you don’t: a pesticide could actually kill the beneficial insects while leaving the pests unaffected. This can result in your using more pesticides to eradicate the problem.
Use cologne or other items with a distinct scent to keep your canine out of the landscaping. Your dog will be less attracted to your garden when these scents overpower compost scents and other smells dogs like.
Use the advice here to start your own organic garden. It is an interesting hobby and one that can improve your health. Your foods will taste better and not contain the heavy chemicals of store bought produce. You might actually notice more wildlife in and around your garden due to your natural gardening methods.