In the world of organic gardening, there are plenty of great resources available to both new and experienced organic gardeners alike. There are many e-guides, books, videos, and other resources available. This set of tips contains some of the best advice for helping a good organic gardener become a great organic gardener.
Use biennials and annuals to add color to your flower beds. These usually grow quickly, and provide an easy-to-change solution to making your flower beds bright and beautiful. They allow you to select different flowers from one year or season to the next. They can make a handy, gap-filler between shrubs and perennials located in sunny areas. There are many different varieties to choose from such as daisies, marigolds, impatiens, and lantana.
For areas with high alkaline, mix coffee grounds into the soil. Using coffee grounds is a less expensive way to make your soil more acidic than trying to replace your topsoil. The greens and vegetables need the proper balance and will grow bigger and stronger with the right mix.
For an unusual, but effective, organic solution to weeding young plants, try “boiling” the weeds away. A boiling pot of water is one the best and safest herbicides you can find. Carefully pour boiling water right on the weeds, but be careful not to pour it on the plants you want. The weeds’ roots will be damaged by the boiling water; normally, this prevents them from continuing to grow.
Ensure that your plants are kept dry, and aerated daily. Plant moisture is a big attraction to both parasites and plant diseases. A common parasite to plants is fungi. Fungi can be controlled with fungicide sprays, but it is important to treat your area with the spray, before you see any problems.
Fertilizing is an important step in preparing your garden soil. Composted manure is effective in raising healthy plants, and commercial fertilizer products are safer and more convenient. The options for fertilizing are vast and include environmentally sound choices, so no matter which you choose, just be sure to use one.
Plan your garden to provide some fall color. That doesn’t have to be way it is though! Foliage never looks as colorful and vibrant as it does in the fall. Maple, beech trees or dogwood take on some amazing colors. Cotoneaster, barberry and hydrangea can provide vibrant color if you are considering shrubs for your garden.
Try planting some heather to draw beautiful insects to your yard. Bees like it because it gives them nectar in the springtime. Heather beds are typically left untouched, which is why helpful little critters like ground beetles and spiders call them home. Keep this in mind and remember to always wear appropriate gardening gloves.
Young children will love it if you plant strawberries that bear continually, and organic gardens are the perfect place to do it. You will find that they enjoy participating in gardening if they are allowed to pluck the fresh berries and eat them straight from the earth.
You undoubtedly have a greater understanding of all that is involved with successful organic gardening after reading this article. You have much of the information that you need right at your fingertips. All that remains is for you to apply it. Using this advice, you will find the best way to create your dream organic garden.