An organic garden is an interest you have. The timing is perfect, and it is time for you to begin. To follow is plenty of useful advice to get your organic garden underway.
When powdery mildew appears on your plants, you should not rush out to purchase a costly chemical treatment. Mix plain baking soda with a small bit of liquid soap and water. Once a week, spray this solution on your plants and your mildew should disappear in no time. Baking soda won’t harm your plants, and takes care of the mildew efficiently and gently.
When winter arrives, you could save some plants by placing them inside your house. Try to save plants that are expensive or that are resistant enough to handle the transition. 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.
Before you begin to plant your garden you will need to check the soil. An inexpensive soil report can be used to adjust soil nutrients to optimum levels, which will ensure your garden thrives. You can often find Cooperative Extension offices that provide this service, which can help to make your garden flourish.
Be sure to do some weeding on a regular basis. Weeds can turn a thriving garden into a total wasteland. A simple tool that is useful in removing weeds is white vinegar. Use it instead of chemical solutions to kill weeds. Mix white vinegar and water into a spray bottle instead of pulling the weeds by hand.
For flowers throughout the spring and the summer, be sure to plant some bulbs. Bulbs are generally very simple to grow and hearty, as well; they will continue to grow for years. Different bulbs will bloom during different time periods. Therefore, if you select your bulbs correctly, you could have blooms in your garden for all of spring and summer.
A simple way to lower the alkaline content of your soil is to dilute it with coffee grounds. This is a great and cheap way to increase the acid levels in your dirt. Improving the pH of your soil will make your vegetables and greens taste even better!
With these tips still fresh in your mind, you should be feeling more confident about your knowledge of organic gardening methods. If you were under the impression you were good at organic gardening before, you should now feel like an expert! The advice you have received should get you well on your way to growing a lovely and productive organic garden.