Organically grown produce is superior to the produce found in local supermarkets, and is also tasty and healthy for your body. So instead of purchasing organic produce, why not try growing your own? Keep reading to learn how to get started with organic gardening.
In the cold winter months, you can salvage certain plants by bringing them into the house. You may be able to save your most resistant or expensive plants. Carefully dig up the plants, using caution not to disturb the roots, then transfer into a pot.
All plants need an adequate supply of carbon dioxide in order to thrive. Plants tend to grow better when the CO2 levels are higher. Greenhouses typically provide plants with high levels of CO2. When it is exposed to high carbon dioxide levels, a plant has the best growing condition possible.
Pull all the weeds in your garden. If you’re not careful, weeds can take over your beautiful garden, ruining it. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. That’s right, you have safe way to get rid of weeds right there in your kitchen cabinet. Spray white vinegar onto those troubling weeds.
Prepare your seeds by soaking them in a dark environment. Soak the seeds by placing them in a container where they are covered with water. This will hydrate the seeds and facilitate growth. This improves the chances of successful plant development.
Grow some plants that cats like to eat – try catnip or wheat grass. Another option is to place something smelly, like citrus peels or mothballs, on the soil surrounding the plants that have previously been eaten.
One natural method of weed removal is called “boiling”. This is a safe way to eliminate weeds, as this will not damage the soil. Just pour boiling water directly on top of the weeds cautiously to avoid damaging your plants. What this does it essentially kill the weeds by damaging their roots. The result is that those weeds are unlikely to regrow.
Make sure air can circulate around your plants, and keep leaves moisture-free. Moisture can be a magnet for disease and parasites on your plants. Fungi is a common problem in the world of plants. Although fungi can be treated with sprays, it is possible to preempt the problem and very important to plant health that you do so.
Fertilizer is important when you garden. Manure helps your plants grow. Make sure you use a product that is commercially composted so you don’t risk adding pathogens to your garden. There are numerous types of fertilizers available. What type you select is less of a concern; any kind of fertilizer is better than none.
Do not buy bad produce! Implement these tips and starting reaping the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.