If you want to embrace a healthier lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, organic gardening is the way to go. You will have to put in some time and energy to be successful in this venture, however. Knowing where to start when planning an organic garden can be a little confusing.
To prevent your plants from getting shocked by a big change, get them gradually used to climate and temperature changes. You need to give them about an hour of sunlight during the first day. Then over a weeks time, slightly increase their time outside. Once the transition is complete, your plants will probably be able to tolerate the outdoor conditions.
Choose the varieties of plants that will produce a higher yield. There are genetically modified plants that resist cold and/or disease. These often give higher yields due to higher survival rates.
If you start to notice some powdery mildew growing on your plants, there is no need to waste money on expensive chemicals. All it takes is a liquid soap, water, and baking soda mixture. Use a spray bottle to apply to your plants weekly until the issue clears up. No damage will occur to your plants, and the baking soda is mild and efficient.
When winter arrives, transfer some plants into the house to save them. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. Dig around the roots carefully and transfer the plant to a pot.
Plants require a good amount of CO2 in order to grow to their maximum height. Often, plants achieve better growth when they are surrounded by high levels of CO2. A greenhouse will provide the best method of providing enough CO2 for your plants. It’s very important to keep the CO2 levels high so your plants have the best possible growing conditions.
When fall has arrived, it is time to plant the edibles for the autumn. If you’d like to change things up a bit this season, put away your standard clay pots and plant your lettuce and kale inside of a pumpkin instead! To use the pumpkin as a planter, it is important to prevent it from rotting. To do this, you simply spray the entire inside and any edges with a gardening spray called Wilt-Pruf. This is done after you’ve opened the pumpkin at the top and removed the insides. After that, your pumpkin planter is ready to use!
As you are aware now, there is homework to be done and energy to be expended in setting up a real organic garden. It is very true, as well, that to see results, you must stick with it. Keep the above advice at hand and you too can excel with organic gardening.