When fruits and vegetables are organic, they taste great and are more rich in nutrients than the standard produce you’ll find at your grocery store. Rather than eating store-bought fruits and veggies, you should try growing your own. Read on to find out how to build your own organic garden, in your own home!
The quick and drastic change in the weather conditions can shock your plants and cause them to die. It’s important that you gradually change temperate conditions over time, so that your plants can adjust. On the first day, place them in the sun outside for only an hour or so. Over a week, increase the time outside slowly. By the weekend, the plants can make that big move without a problem!
Digging in hard clay soil is made even more difficult because it sticks to the shovel. To make digging clay soil easier, try applying a light coating of wax, either car wax or floor wax, and then buff off and commence digging. The shovel will glide through the clay and as a bonus, your shovel will be resistant to rust.
Select plant varieties capable of producing large yields. Traditional strains are often out-performed by hybrids that have been bred for cold tolerance or disease resistance.
You do not need store-bought chemical treatments for plant mildew. Instead, combine baking soda with water and liquid soap. 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.
You may be able to re-pot some plants to bring indoors for the winter. You can save the ones you spent the most money on or the ones that are resistant. Use caution when digging around the roots of your plant. You need to keep the root structure intact for it to thrive after being potted.
Fill your garden with bulbs if you want to enjoy beautiful flowers through the spring and into summer. These are hearty choices, choices that will reward you for years despite the little effort that is involved in their care. Include a variety of plantings to get a full season of flowers, from early bloomers to late-season varieties.
Draw up a garden plan before you plant the first seed. Use your seed packages to make fun markers that will remind you where each type of plant is growing. This can also help prevent you from losing smaller plants or smaller groups of plants within a larger garden area.
You no longer need to buy inferior produce. Use what you’ve read here to get started growing your very own high-quality produce.