You will see the difference when you begin using tried-and-true organic gardening methods. It signifies that you have care for your plants and you desire good health for them. That is very admirable. As with any other useful skill, there is always more to learn. The following tips can assist you.
Save some plants in the winter by bringing them indoors. Perhaps you can save your most expensive or resistant plants. Carefully dig around the rootball and replant in an appropriate pot.
Do a soil analysis prior to planting. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. Cooperative Extension departments often offer this testing service. It is a worthwhile effort so a garden can be productive on the first year of planting.
When it’s autumn, you know what that means. It’s time to plant fall vegetables! Clay pots are boring, so replace those ordinary lettuce and kale pots with pumpkins. Clean out the pumpkin just like you would if you were making a jack o’lantern. Spray Wilt-Pruf inside the pumpkin and along its edges so that the pumpkin won’t rot. Once you’ve done this, you can plant.
Tender deciduous shrubs are very fragile, so protect them. If you have them in pots, you need to guard them from cold weather that will damage or kill them. Tie the tops tightly together, and cover the wigwam with a sheet or blanket draped loosely over it. This method is superior to covering plants in plastic, because air can freely circulate, which prevents rotting.
Apply organic mulch generously around your vegetable plants. Mulch will keep soil moist for longer. It can also prevent weeds from growing. You will benefit by not having to spend so much time fighting weed growth.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. Avoid spraying harsh chemicals on fruits and vegetables destined for your table. The key to keeping garden pests at bay is to be relentless. By noticing them at an early stage, you can simply pluck them away from your plants with your fingers.
Plant strawberries for your children. Children will be more willing to help you if they can pluck their own fruit from the garden.
You now have the skills, the tools, and the equipment necessary to apply these strategies to your own organic garden. You’ve come to the right place! What you have just read can help you get the most from your garden. Try new things, and keep looking for more resources as you progress with your garden.