Organic gardening is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Using this simple advice, you can begin growing your own thriving organic garden. Use what you read and get down to work!
Cover fences and walls with climbing plants. These climbing plants will help beautify an old fence, and they are fast workers too. You don’t have to worry about removing trees between the climbing plants and the fence, because the trees don’t present obstacles to the climbers’ growth. Some people use climbers as a natural “ceiling” to arbors. There are those that have to be fixed to a support, but others will find a surface to cling to all on their own through twining stems or tendrils. Wisteria, jasmine, honeysuckle, clematis and some rose varieties are good choices for climbers.
When the fall season arrives, it is time to plant your fall edibles. Rather than using clay pots or planters for your lettuce and kale, plant them in a pumpkin! Cut an opening in the pumpkin and scoop the insides out. Then spray the edges and empty inside of the pumpkin with Wilt-Pruf so the pumpkin doesn’t rot. You can start planting now.
Plan your garden before you plant it. Doing so means you can remember where each particular plant is when you start seeing sprouts arise from the earth. It can also keep you from planting any of your garden favorites too close to each other.
Look for evergreen variants that produce berries. They offer terrific color during the dreariest times of the year when nothing else you have planted has any hue remaining. A few of the most vivid plants in winter are American Holly, Winterberry, Snowberry and Cranberrybush.
Invest in a kneeling stool, and a wheelbarrow to work in the garden. It’s rough on your knees to spend lots of time on the ground kneeling or squatting. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a portable, lightweight garden stool on hand. You will need a wheelbarrow in order to perform various gardening chores, it is a good thing to have on hand.
Sensibly water your garden. Soaker hoses save time by watering all of your plants at once, rather than individually with a standard hose or watering can. Lower your water pressure on the soaker hose to avoid harming tender plants. Set the soaker hose to water your all your plants over a couple hours, and then you will be free to get other things done.
Any time that you are gardening in direct sunlight, dress appropriately to prevent skin damage. Choose hats with overlapping brims, don those sunglasses and smear on the sunscreen. Protecting yourself from the sun will lower the possibility of sunburn and skin cancer.
As stated earlier, applying organic gardening methods requires only a modest amount of time and effort. Use the tips you found here, mixed with some of your own ideas, to have a productive, environmentally friendly garden. You can succeed as an organic gardener. You will have tasty, fresh vegetables and a beautiful addition to your home.