For some people, organic gardening is a relaxing activity, while for others, it is a bother. The advice in this piece is sure to pave the way to organic gardening success.
To prevent your plants’ systems from becoming shocked, you need to gradually transition them from higher to lower temperatures. Put them out in the sun for approximately one to two hours on the very first day. Throughout the week, you should leave your plants out for a little longer each day. After one week, the plants should be fully acclimated and ready to move outside.
Choose the right soil for best results. What plants you desire determines what type of soil you need in your garden, and whether or not it needs to be amended. You can make an artificial area that uses a single kind of soil.
If you want your garden to sport flowers in the spring as well as summer, plant bulbs. Bulbs will grow every year and are easier to take care of than seeds. Different types of bulbs bloom at different times, so if you choose appropriately, you can have blooms from early spring to late summer.
Protect your tender deciduous shrubs. If you have a few potted shrubs, they should be shielded from the wintry weather. You want to then tie the tops of the canes together, and cover them with a sheet or blanket. You will protect your shrubs from the cold without having to cover them in plastic, which can cause rot.
If you find yourself in love with mint leaves, but not with how they dominate a garden, read on. Rein in their growth by planting the mint in a large pot or garden container instead. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.
Purchase a wheelbarrow, and a kneeling stool to use in your garden. Spending time on the ground is rough on the knees, a portable and light stool can help make gardening easier. As well, gardening can involve some heavy lifting and moving, so a strong wheelbarrow can really make that aspect much more effortless.
If you are growing a vegetable garden, you may find that pests can be difficult to control. Since your vegetables are meant to be eaten, refrain from spraying them with harsh chemicals. Persistence and care is a much better solution for pest control, but many avoid it because it actually requires some work on their behalf. In many cases, you can simply remove the pests from your plants by picking them off.
Clearly, organic gardening is a more voluminous subject than is commonly known. Your hard work will pay off once your garden grows and you can eat healthy vegetables. By following the above tips, you are well on your way to increasing your organic gardening skills.