Lots of people grow organically due to their concerns about the harmful effects of all the different pesticides and commercial fertilizers on the environment and their health. Organic gardening methods are extremely cheap for the most part. Here are some strategies to aid you in becoming a good organic gardener.
Sod should be laid properly. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Remove weeds and break your soil until all the clumps are gone. Flatten the soil back into place, gently but firmly. Afterward, you want to make sure the soil is moistened. Sod should be placed in rows that are staggered, where the joints connect to offset each other. After the sod is in place, go over the surface to ensure everything is level. Use loose soil to fill in any gaps between seams. Water your sod daily for a fortnight, which is enough time for it to root and be able to withstand foot traffic.
So that you don’t shock your plants, try gradually accustoming them to conditions and temperature. Put them in the sun outside for a couple of hours during the first day. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
When selecting among several varieties of a plant, choose the ones that will produce the largest yield. Hybrids are usually hardier in terms of disease and weather resistance, and are designed to produce more.
Turn the handles of tools you have on hand into rulers to make measurements in your garden. Larger handled tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels make great measuring sticks. Place the handles on the floor to measure the distance between them. Label the distances onto them using a permanent marker pen. The next time you find yourself in your garden, you will have one large ruler right at your fingertips.
Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. These creatures can wreak havoc on a garden in a short time. These pests normally go after plants with thin little leaves and plants that have yet to fully mature. There are, however, certain types of perennials that slugs and snails hate. Most of these varieties either have tough leaves or taste unappealing. Examples of these include euphorbia, hellebourus and achillea. Others you may want to consider are campanula and heuchera.
Bring some plants into your home to protect them against winter weather. You might want to transplant your most valuable varieties. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. Instead of a clay pot, show some fall spirit by using a hollow pumpkin to plant your lettuce or kale in. First, cut out the pumpkin’s top layer and remove the seeds. Then, spray some Wilt-Pruf on the insides to prevent the rot that would follow otherwise. Once the pumpkin has been prepared, it is ready for planting.
By following some of the tips we include in this article, you’ll be up and running in no time and will soon have a good supply of produce grown in your own garden. Planting a natural garden also encourages wildlife to enjoy your garden, and this even benefits the plants growing within.